September 28, 2011
Who do you hold responsible for making you happy or successful? Do you blame the government for making life more difficult than you would like it to be? Do you blame your parents for bringing you up too strictly, or not strictly enough?
Who is responsible for your life?
September 21, 2011
I want to look at some other aspects of responsibility.
In Australia, following on the heels of the trend in the USA, there is a growing perception that if something bad happens to you, someone should be made to pay. There are many consequences of this and not many of them are positive.
September 14, 2011
In the previous post I talked of a bushfire being a circumstance to which you respond with choices. If your choice was to leave and your house burns down, do you ‘blame’ anyone or anything? Finding your house burnt down on your return is ‘the next experience’ you have moved on to and this ‘next experience’ becomes the current circumstance (symptom) to which you have an opportunity to respond.
September 7, 2011
If you blame your current circumstances on the choices made by others, what power do you give yourself in your life?
Governments make laws without directly consulting you. Even if you voted for the current government, it may make laws which you don’t like. There is not much you can do to change that, although there may be if you are determined enough. The point is that the laws of the land are circumstances not really of your making. They are the environment in which you live, as the weather is; they are your circumstances. There are a number of things you can do about those circumstances. You can simply lump it and get on with things, with or without complaining. You can shelter from it – from the politics, the law, the weather. You can move to some place with a different (political or climatic) environment. You can find ways of making use of the circumstances.