It is my second favorite Paradox for creating a happy, healthy world for all. (My first is "Everything is Perfect As It IS, and There is Always Room for Improvement").
I read this today from Terry Patton, one of my favorite Integral Thinkers:
"Only human beings can protect and defend the future of life on Earth from human beings. It will take conscious individuals making deliberate choices based on the best information available — people presuming responsibility to make a difference. Nothing could be more honorable and worthwhile" ... Terry Patton.
This is how I feel about Marriage, Parenting, Neighboring, Co-Working, "Citizening" (my made up term for how we show up in society), and LIVING as a human BEing day to day. Like everyone I know, I am really good at the human DOing thing, but when I am acting from there, I tend to forget about my impact on everyone and everything else.
So how then do we approach our personal responsibility in the whole scheme of our surrounding breaking marriages, breaking families, breaking workplaces, breaking society and breaking planet?
It starts by mending our breaking HEARTS and Connecting with our Higher Self.
Where do we start? I propose with our breath, our very life force. By practicing Heart-Focused Breathing:
B reathe R hythmically and E venly A nd T hrough the H eart with Positive E motion
This makes it so much easier to connect with your Higher Self, the part of you that will make better, more intuitive decisions about everything you do. It will make it SO much easier to Respond with Love rather than react from fear when you interact with others. Heck, it will make it easier on Your Self to do this, as you will feel more connected and loving toward You.
I am taking this Holy-Day of Memorial Day to reboot my internal operating system to Breathe and Connect with Source more often about everything I can think of... so that I can be more Personally Responsible for every decision I make that affects my Mate, my Family, my Neighborhood, Community, and Planet ... because We're all in this Together.
The individual decisions I make joins the collective and affect you and everyone else just as much as the decisions you make join the collective and affect me and everyone else.
Contrary to being a "dog eat dog" world (which in the end is unsustainable because the last dog standing will starve!) , it's more like a "rising tide floating all boats" kind of world.
So It all comes down to each of us being personally responsible for making decisions that are good for ALL, since we are All in this Together.
Remember; What We Experience Today is DIRECTLY a result of those who went before us and the collection of individual decisions each of them made.
How Do You Choose?, Nina
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Hello & Welcome Dear One, I AM Nina Potter, Relationship Coach, Three C's TM Marriage Coach and lifelong learner of everything about Mind, Heart, Spirit, and our Relationship with Self and Other as ONE.