If you’ve followed me for a while, you probably know that I preach, – or maybe you might think I harp – that you are in charge of your life. No, not everything that happens to you, but for sure, how you react and respond to what happens.
I came across this quote and thought it would be perfect to share with you:
“Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” –Erica Jong
It might seem scary to think that you can’t blame anyone else for what happens to you, but trust me, when you accept that it’s true, it’s very freeing.
You see, if you think it’s someone elses’ fault, or the situation, or your boss, or the Democrats, or Republicans…you think you’re powerless. But when you see that you are completely in charge of you, at least what goes on within your heart and mind, and your emotions, you can do something about whatever it is that happened, or is happening.
So how about taking a little self-inventory. Is there anything in your life: money, job, relationship, children, etc. that you are blaming for what is happening to you? If so, what can you do to change things? Either step in and take action to make things different, or to change your attitude about it so you feel empowered, rather than a victim.
If you’re not sure, then why not do a little Relaxation Meditation and ask your Inner Wise Being to assist you. If you’ve never done that, it’s just a way for you to side-step your outer consciousness that lives within all the constraints you’ve put on yourself, and allows you to access your super-conscious mind, the part of you that knows the answers and has access to your highest self.
This week, notice if you catch yourself blaming someone, a situation, or an outside force. Then ask yourself what you can do to empower yourself. It’s an amazing thing when it happens.