Updated: Mar 7
‘Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step in your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.’ – Naeem Callaway
Sometimes we do not give ourselves enough credit for the decisions we make for ourselves. Decisions about our life, even though they may not seem like a big deal at the time, have become tantamount to us being who we are, and where we are right now. The good, the bad and the ugly.
When you look back, there are innumerable decisions – choices – we have made throughout our lives that have got us here today. Irrespective of the results of those decisions, they are what they are.
The decisions that have led you to whatever you consider to be ‘good’ about your life right now, can be easily dismissed rather than acknowledged. By acknowledging what is good in our life at this moment is gratitude. Be generous with your own praise about your role in that process!
At the same time, it is easy to lay blame on whatever we are not happy about in our life right now entirely on others. Of course, there are life experiences that we may be on the receiving end of that are not pleasant, or an outright crappy ‘role of the dice’, that are inflicted upon us. That is another blog for another day.
However, we do need to acknowledge the decisions that we have made throughout our lives that have resulted in bad experiences. By acknowledging those decisions and learning from the experiences, that is personal responsibility.
It is not about laying blame. Blame is not personal responsibility. It serves nobody, and certainly not ourselves. Through personal responsibility we accept responsibility for the decision, and we accept responsibility for any corrections required to either fix it or learn from it.
There are many ways we can use personal responsibility to help make corrections around past decisions. These can include :
· Seeking help to correct habits, patterns and behaviours created/learned in the past
· Join a Support group (AA, CODA, NA etc)
Another step in the process is to also give gratitude to the bad and ugly experiences. Gratitude for the lessons. Gratitude for the recognition of unwanted habits, patterns and behaviours. Gratitude for the opportunity to change.
If you are having trouble with coming to the point of acknowledgment, or indeed, recognition or understanding of what may have been the decision/s to get you to this moment in time, then Breathwork Therapy is a simple, safe and practical way to find the source of what you are looking to heal. Using the gentle conscious-connected breath to activate your unconscious, in conjunction with talk therapy, can have profound results without recreating the drama.
Breathwork Therapy is accepting personal responsibility in taking action to seek help, provide self-learning and education, and if you choose to do so, join a group by enrolling in a comprehensive personal evolution training, using Breathwork as the modality to evolve and grow.
Harness your Personal Evolution!