I love it when I start blaming someone for something because it's a good indication I've stopped taking care of myself, and I need to take a breath and figure out how I've given away my power. Taking responsibility for ourselves seems like a simple concept in theory, but to actually practice it is a whole other story. We love to blame people, life, situations, God and anything we can get our minds around for well...everything. The ongoing practice of taking responsibility for ourselves and our feelings, thoughts, and actions is really an act of meditation.
It is a very human tendency to immediately look for justification for why we behaved, thought or felt a certain way. Sometimes the excuses are related to the event at hand, for example: "I yelled at my kid because he was annoying me" or "I cheated on my partner because they were ignoring me".Read more