Posts tagged ‘accountability’

Choice, Responsibility, Authenticity and Fate (A Question From a Friend)

 

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.”
— Ovid

 

What do the words choice, responsibility, authenticity, and fate mean to you? At a personal level?

 

Choice- Something I make every moment of every day.
I am responsible and accountable for the choices I make and their consequences. I may bitch about the results all I want. I can rationalize how my choices were inevitable given my upbringing, my culture etc yet especially at the point of life I am at now. I am responsible for recognizing how much each of those things play into my choices.
Fate is the pattern of our lives. It is the path of least resistance and can be altered.
The more my choices and words reflect my true self, beyond influences of my past or my culture or even my mood, the more I am being authentic.

 

There is a word in there that you missed, – Accountable.
It is close to responsibility but not quite the same.
When we screw up our choices for any of the above reasons, we still have to say “I screwed up” and try to make it right if possible or at least own up to it. We can’t merely hide it away or blame it on ways we have been abused etc. These are our choices. We have made them. To blame them on anyone or anything else is to give away our power.

 

Blessings, G

 

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Caught in the Spider's WeavingCaught in the Spider’s Weaving by G A Rosenberg

 

Energizing the HelixEnergizing the Helix by G A Rosenberg

 

It’s Madness

 

“There is a fissure in my vision and madness will always rush through.”
― Anaïs Nin

 

Madness is not always such a bad thing. In a world where people are becoming busier and busier running on the hamster wheel trying to live up to the necessities of job, family and social lives. So many of us keep trying to do more and more while holding accountability for less and less including their own peace of mind. It’s insane and those who refuse to keep running on the wheel and wish to be accountable for what they do and who they are are considered mad. Especially if we want to schedule less and do less in order to make this so. As the King of Siam said “It is a puzzlement.” The world won’t end if we have less meetings. Life won’t stop if we miss one dinner or one engagement.
I would rather enjoy my madness at leisure than keep hurrying towards insanity.
Blessings, G

 

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Dissolving VisionsDissolving Visions by G A Rosenberg

 

Finding the Phoenix EggFinding the Phoenix Egg by G A Rosenberg

 

Taking the Ride

 

“When you are on the dancefloor, there is nothing to do but dance.”
― Umberto Eco

 

How often do sign up for something such as a relationship, a job or even an outing with friends and then when things get rough we either complain or bail? One of my favourite expressions is “I bought ticket so now we take the ride” tho Umberto Eco says it more elegantly in the above quote. In other words, if I engage in something than I need to take responsibility for how it turns out whether that be good, bad or otherwise. That doesn’t mean staying in a bad situation as much as it means accepting what comes and making informed decisions based on the highest good for all.
Blessings, G

 

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HypercubeHypercube by G A Rosenberg

 

Jeweled StarburstJewelled Starburst by G A Rosenberg

 

Surrendering Boredom

 

“As for the journey of life; at some point you will realize that YOU are the driver and you will drive!”
― Steve Maraboli

 

Accountability is a double-edged sword. If I realize that it is up to me to be interested, invested and entertained and not the universe than I have to either surrender boredom or admit to boring myself. Of course the alternative may end up being things like spending time stuck in traffic imagining the Barry Manilow songbook as performed by William Shatner or time in a bank line up identifying which animals each person I looked at reminded me of the most. I have spent more time doing activities like those than I might care to admit but then I don’t have much problem keeping myself entertained. I also have learned its possible to see almost anything as meditation. Boredom isn’t the only thing that I had to give up tho. If entertainment is up to me and not the universe than I have surrendered the right to ever complain about having a bad time. Because what would I complain about? As I said a double-edged sword indeed. I don’t think I’d have it any other way.
Blessings, G

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Exposed to the Chamber's SecretsExposed to the Chamber’s Secrets by G A Rosenberg

 

Crystal Calendar MandalaCrystal Calendar by G A Rosenberg