Posts Tagged ‘Responsibility’

From my own limited experience I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion.The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.As long as we live in this world we are bound to encounter problems. If, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties.

If, on the other hand, we remember that it is not just ourselves but every one who has to undergo suffering, this more realistic perspective will increase our determination and capacity to overcome troubles. Indeed, with this attitude, each new obstacle can be seen as yet another valuable opportunity to improve our mind!

Thus we can strive gradually to become more compassionate, that is we can develop both genuine sympathy for others’ suffering and the will to help remove their pain. As a result, our own serenity and inner strength will increase.

Ultimately, the reason why love and compassion bring the greatest happiness is simply that our nature cherishes them above all else. The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another.

However capable and skillful an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. However vigorous and independent one may feel during the most prosperous periods of life, when one is sick or very young or very old, one must depend on the support of others.

Interdependence, of course, is a fundamental law of nature. Not only higher forms of life but also many of the smallest insects are social beings who, without any religion, law or education, survive by mutual cooperation based on an innate recognition of their interconnectedness.

The most subtle level of material phenomena is also governed by interdependence. All phenomena from the planet we inhabit to the oceans, clouds, forests and flowers that surround us, arise in dependence upon subtle patterns of energy. Without their proper interaction, they dissolve and decay.

It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others.

~The Dalai Lama~

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“There is a difference between being in a position of power and being in a position of responsibility. Elders in traditional communities do not take power; they take responsibility and empower others.”

~ Sobonfu Some~

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The ability to respond. Response ability.

The word responsible is a word that we are taught from a very young age as being the way in which we need to function in the world with all who are around us. This word responsible is not registered in the brain as being, it is through knowing that you are response able, and that all of the responses which come to you from deep within yourself are the responses that are needed in any given situation. Response ability will provide you with the ability to be responsible with what it is that you need to do. These responses are natural, inherent in all of us, and it is only through programming and conditioning that we begin to learn other ways of taking care of ourselves and those around us that then become what we believe is responsible. This goes to personal management, which is crucial for you to understand today. We have become an earth full of overly responsible human beings that are taking care of everything and everyone under the guise of responsibility. A tree is very able to respond to every situation that it encounters. A rock will wear with the weather and conditions that are placed before it. A bee will survive and provide all that is necessary for a bee to provide, right down to our individual cells as human beings, our cells will survive and flourish providing that we allow them to respond to all of the situations which are around them. At a cellular level, every atom, molecule, knows exactly how to respond. It is when we become overly responsible for those things which are outside of ourselves, that we forget that in truly being able to respond we will know intuitively what it is that is necessary to make changes in ourselves. This will in turn allow all of the earth to do what it needs to do. This intuitiveness is a part of you, and it is being developed within you as you increase your awareness of you and how the outside world affects you. The most responsible way to be in your world is to ensure that you are response able from the inside of you to the outside of you. You are all able to respond, it is inherent in you and a very important part of how you came to be. You are here to learn what it is that you need to learn from the inside out not the outside in.

Peace, love, light and blessings!

“White Eagle”

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‎”The Law of Least Effort”

“Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease . . . with carefreeness, harmony, and love. And when we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.

I will put the Law of Least Effort into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:

1. I will practice Acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are this moment, not as I wish they were.

2. Having accepted things as they are, I will take Responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself). I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alertness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.

3. Today my awareness will remain established in Defenselessness. I will relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I will remain open to all points of view and not be rigidly attached to any one of them.”

~Deepak Chopra~from chopra.com

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Dalai LamaIn an increasingly interdependent world our own welfare and happiness depend on many other people. Other human beings have a right to peace and happiness that is equal to our own; therefore we have a responsibility to help those in need. Many of our world’s problems and conflicts arise because we have lost sight of the basic humanity that binds us all together as a human family.
Dalai Lama
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Based on a true event.
When I was in high school  at the age of 17,
I was what you would call a headbanger, you know heavy metal bands.
and a rebel with out a car lol,
Anyway one day I was in class where we were spray painting the crafts we made in
the schools metal shop. I was doing my thing and I was with another fellow ,
who I asked if he realized that when you put a flame to the can you will get a flame thrower!
He replied that he didn’t believe me , so of course I had to show him!
Little did I realize I was to close to the fan that sucked out the fumes ,
so as I started to show him.  I didn’t realize that I had set the school on fire,
but the other fellow did and started to yell fire, fire!
I told him to shut up and as I turned I saw that the filters were burning,
so I grabbed the one that was burning out of the machine , and
as I did this it burst into flames and the other one sucked the flames into the other
filter and yup I grabbed that one too,and I started to put it out but it was to late.
The smoke was every where I used my jacket to put it out but ,we  were
not sure if the hole vent system was burning or not!
As we all were standing outside I heard the teachers saying,
“well at least it’s a real fire”! that statement kind of surprised me .
At that time I knew I had a responsibility to come clean,
so I confessed the crime and I figured that I was  done for,
but to my surprise there was no punishment!
They didn’t believe me even when my mom was with me in the
office ,the principal, said to my mom that I was taking the blame for someone else.
My mom looked at him and said ,”look if my son said he did it ,he did it”!
There was no punishment handed out ,even for the damage I did,
so at that point in my life , I began my walk down the responsible road .
I always take ownership of all my misdeeds,
sometimes it helps and some times you pay a price but in the end
it made me a more stronger person in life .
I am not saying go burn something so you can be responsible, what I am saying is when we take
control of our own actions ,sometimes its really not so bad!

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True bravery is having the courage to take responsibility for your life, the strength to make changes, and the wisdom to let others own their own lives…

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Your words, your dreams, and your thoughts have power to create conditions in your life!

What you speak about, you can bring about. If you keep saying you can’t stand your job, you might lose your job. If you keep saying you can’t stand your body, your body can become sick. If you keep saying you can’t stand your car, your car could be stolen or just stop operating. If you keep saying you’re broke, guess what? You’ll always be broke.
If you keep saying you can’t trust a man or trust a woman, you will always find someone in your life to hurt and betray you. If you keep saying you can’t find a job, you will remain unemployed. If you keep saying you can’t find someone to love you or believe in you, your very thought will attract more experiences to confirm your beliefs. If you keep talking about a divorce or break up in a relationship, then you might end up with it.  In the search for Me, I discovered Truth.  The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settle for.

  • Watch your Character, for it becomes your Life.
  • Watch your Habits, they become character.
  • Watch your Words, they become actions. Watch your Actions, they become habits.
  • Watch your Thoughts, they become words.
  • Don’t be afraid to believe that you can have what you want and deserve.
  • Turn your thoughts and conversations around to be more positive and power packed with faith, hope, love and action.

In the search for Truth, I discovered Love.

In the search for Love, I discovered All that I am and what I believe in. (ME_

And in ME, I have found Everything.

Watch how your circumstances and situations begin to change when you change the way you speak

Do you agree with this writing ?

Yes___________ No___________

Do you know people who bad mouth other people?

Yes__________ No_______________

Do you know other people who:

  • Put other people down
  • Control others
  • Criticize others
  • Condemn others
  • Are sarcastic
  • Use cruelty as a means of control
  • Are bullies
  • Gossip
  • Are verbally mean
  • Won’t listen
  • Know that their way is the only way to live this life (know it all)
  • Are verbally, mentally, emotionally abusive within what they believe are acceptable limits.

Yes_______          No______

Do you do these things to yourself or other people?

Yes_______           No______

Conscious awareness of using these behaviors helps us to recognize and be responsible for our own behavior, and in turn will help us to stop being critical of others and their behaviors!

Peace, love, light and blessings!

“White Eagle”

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