Responsibility. What does it means to be Responsible? Responsibility is defined thus:
1. the state or fact of being responsible.2. an instance of being responsible: The responsibility for this mess is yours!3. a particular burden of obligation upon one who is responsible: the responsibilities of authority.5. reliability or dependability, especially in meeting debts or payments.
|1.||the state or position of being responsible|
|2.||a person or thing for which one is responsible|
|3.||the ability or authority to act or decide on one’s own, without supervision|
Responsibility why is it so important? Why do we hold it in such high regard? Because we want people to know we are reliable, that we will take account for our actions no matter what they are, even if it hurts our own image because it shows character and the type of person we are at heart. It shows we are capable of thinking & feeling for ourselves without someone else there to tell us what to do or “How to” do something.
We don’t all start out as experts in Responsibility, much less anything else for that matter. It is a learned skill, much like anything else, though learning and understanding such fundamental concepts comes easier to some than others.
Responsibility is taking accountability for your words, actions, thoughts, habits and deeds – whether this is advice to ourselves, friends, loved ones or complete strangers. A good example is speaking our mind when we are asked. If someone is actively looking for advise or you see something in a situation that could potentially make things VERY bad and a person asks, “What is it you see? I’m all ears, please tell me.” True; you cannot be held accountable for THOSE persons actions – BUT you CAN do your part in speaking your Truth or mind when asked or when you’re not even certain you should, it never hurts. By doing this you free yourself from any potential guilt or otherwise.
Granted, some may choose NOT to heed your advice but as I said, that is on them and there are some lessons people must LEARN for themselves. It’s a matter of PERSONAL GROWTH in this case. So don’t take it personally and just be happy you DID your part. The only thing left to do after this kind of thing happens is if it’s with a friend, relative, or loved one is to be there and be supportive of them and DON’T hold it over their head or say, “I told you so“. Instead, remember to be THERE for them if no one else will. They will need your love, kindness, compassion and support to heal.
Even if you think something is NOT your Responsibility to get involved with, if some how it may affect YOU – it is your DUTY to yourself and others to speak up and SAY something or take ACTION. If other parties involved are willing to TALK or help in some way, give them the chance to do just that. Don’t let worries, doubts, fears or PAST experiences hold you back or get in the way of trying to make a better life for you, yours, or otherwise.
You will ultimately feel better and BE in a better state of mind and place if you ultimately take Responsibility for your actions, thoughts, words, habits and deeds. Remember that and step into the true AUTHENTIC you. You should be comfortable in your own skin no matter what you must do.
Thank you for reading.
~Love, light, blessings and more be yours, Namaste~
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