Standing Up and Stepping In: Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Life

Courtesy of InnerSelfby Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.

Being passive developed as a pattern for a really good reason — we were avoiding feeling our emotions (especially sadness) and had to find some place to channel the sensations we were experiencing. Maybe dad was a tyrant and we felt like we had no choice but to be quiet and duck. Maybe our classmates laughed at us when we made a mistake, and we decided being shy was safer.  Please continue reading

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Living On Purpose: 4 Ways to Create Meaning in a Meaningless Universe – Gary Z McGee

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‘All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells are within you.’ ~ Joseph Campbell

All the heroes, all the villains, all the light and all the darkness are within you. You are the fountainhead, and the universe is the fountain. You have only to tap into it.

1) Recondition cultural conditioning:

‘The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole universe lies in uncertainty. Live immediately.’ ~ Seneca  Please continue reading

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Don’t Live Your Life To Please Others (Come Home To Yourself) – The Urban Howl

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BY BRIGID HOPKINS

I’ve heard the suggestion more than once — not to live your life to please others. I can get with that, intellectually. What I didn’t understand was how not living your life according to another’s rules or expectations would feel.

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Hard Voluntarism (Empathy) vs. Soft Slavery (Psychopathy) – Gary Z McGee

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Hard Voluntarism (Empathy) vs. Soft Slavery (Psychopathy)

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“The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.” ~Stanley Milgram

Being a responsible and compassionate human being should go beyond status quo staples and the illusion of authority. It should trump cultural platitudes and institutional mores. It should supersede societal norms and unhealthy laws. Lest we falter as a species,  Please continue reading