There are two words that I think are very powerful in our human being experience,
These seem simple enough, but our society seems to have lost any concept of what they represent. If you spend some time watching whats out of balance in how our society functions on a daily basis, I think you will find the lack of Responsibility and Respect.
When we take responsibility for ourselves, we acknowledge that we are the writers of our own story. We create each situation that we are in, and the concequences that go along with it. Of course this is big, and not easy to do all the time. So we have found it much easier to simply not take any responsibility for ourselves or our lives. Why admit that we might not have made the right choice when we can blame someone else? When we take responsibility for ourselves, the world can no longer push us around, because we realize that we have created every moment in our life, and we can change our direction at any time.
Respect is a pyramid effect. We start by respecting ourselves, and with that simple action we will respect everything around us. If we respect ourselves we have to surround ourselves with things that we respect, whether that is the food that we put into our body, the people that we spend time with, the nature that envelops us. As we start to pay attention to respect we can’t help but make a difference in the world around us.
If you start to feel helpless or frustrated in life, ask yourself if you are practicing the two big R’s. In what way do you take responsibility for yourself, and respect yourself the most?