Turn over a new leaf each morning. Promise the self to be fully present, to hold onto integrity, honesty and truth and to live each moment to the fullest, unafraid, unhampered by judgment and deceit. Let the self experience life to its fullest so that the fullness of the self may be expressed. In this manner a life is well lived.
Let change come into your life. Invite it in like an old friend and get to know it again, how wonderful it is to have around. Change may approach slowly or it may come barreling in. But no matter how it comes, invite it into your life, embracing it for what it will do for your evolutionary process. For that is what life and change are all about—evolving.
There is no greater challenge than to change the self, to do work on the self, to open the self to knowledge that is neither seen nor heard. For to know the self in the deepest way and to seek to evolve is the true work of a human life. Without judgment, resentment, or blame, seek to evolve the self, not in a selfish way but in a selfless way, so that you may become a truly compassionate and loving person.
In the grand scheme of things great forces are at work, instituting changes that are evolutionary and for the greater good of all. Though you may not be able to fathom the good in the world around you at this time, do look inward at the self and know that each individual is being asked to evolve as well. So do not dismiss yourself from the collective but turn to the self as a member of the collective being asked to change the self for the great good. When one evolves all have the opportunity to evolve. Take the first step for the greater good of the self and the greater good of all as well.
Being responsible means taking full responsibility for the self, for choices made, even the most harmful and self-effacing, even those made in concert with another, for in the end, if a choice effects you it’s up to you to own it and resolve it. Being fully responsible for the self may mean rethinking choices and deciding to go in a new direction, or it may mean hunkering down and making the most of any given situation that still has merit. In the end, however, responsibility comes without blame or shame but full ownership if it is to be a truly fulfilling, honest and mature responsibility that is going to help you evolve. For in taking responsibility for your part in life’s activities you truly do grow and evolve.