As we embrace responsibility, we are given the gift of clear sight and are able to see how much we have grown and evolved from the experiences we have lived through.
As we answer the following questions with sincerity, we move from powerlessness to empowerment, from victim to victor, from heaviness to lightness.
How can I learn from this?
What is the message I need to hear?
What is the fit that this experience holds for me?
What if, anything, do I need to do to unburden myself so I can move forward with grace, determination, and confidence?
The gift of taking responsibility for our journey allows us the kind of emotional freedom that cannot be gotten anywhere else. We are able to see and to claim for ourselves the immense inner strength always available to us.
So why is it that so many of us hold on to experiences form our past, refusing to let them go? Is it because we don't know how to let go an move one? Or could it be that our familiar emotional wounds are part of our story, our human drama, and we somehow feel more like ourselves when we are holding on to them.
To experience emotional freedom, we must accept, surrender, and let go of our wounds. We must be willing to take responsibility for what we are holding on to, which is usually a hurt of pain from the pat that leaves us feeling victimized. The "Code of Emotional Freedom" calls on us to let of "I am right, you are wrong" so that we can stand fully in our power.
It calls on us to take responsibility for our lives, and then, with grace and ease let go of our excuses, reasons, justifications and righteousness.
Taking responsibility does guarantee that we will reclaim the power we have given away and regain our freedom to glide through the universe unobstructed by old beliefs or other people.
Debbie Ford - Courage