Friday, January 16, 2009


Sometimes, I feel like the Universe is really trying to tell me something. If I'm being particularly dense, the Universe just keeps trying.

This idea that I am responsible for my life experiences has been jumping out at me from every corner lately. I've read about it in "spiritual" literature. I've read about it in business books, and blogs.

For some reason, even though I'm in intellectual agreement with this principle, it's a tough thing to live by. And, it's not just the lazy tendency most of us have to blame other people or circumstances when things don't go our way. No, it's that I sometimes don't want to take responsibility for anything. I want to drift, to take the path of least resistance. But, I don't like the results of such a path.

So, what is it that makes it so tough (for me) to take responsibility? What makes it so easy to delegate responsibility to other people (blaming) or events (whining)? Does anybody out there struggling with this issue have any comments or suggestions?


  1. I have zero, nada, zilch & zippo suggestions but,relate to what you share here way deeply. I feel it can be damn frightening to be 'awakened' by the universe telling us stuff. I mean just think about what our unlimited universe is able to share with us? I have been crawling back under the covers alot not wanting to believe much of what I am shown, with it comes more responsibility than we can dream in sleep or even think to imagine...I guess it's denial for now. ;-)

  2. I think it is courageous and honest of you to admit that the extra responsibility makes you want to crawl back under the covers. I feel that way, a lot more often than I wish I did.

    Someone said, (and darned if I'm not too lazy to chase down this reference--so, I'm paraphrasing), "To he who much is given, much is expected". Really, I'm sure I mangled that quote.

    But anyhow, it is scary, when you're in that middle place. That place where you can no longer shield yourself with your ignorance, but, at the same time, you often can't get off your butt and take responsibility when you know you "should" (whatever that means).

    However, in my better moments, rather than being put off by the task, I'm invigorated by the challenge.

    Thanks so much for your comment.