The Cycle of Responsibility

Each day a new dawn, the sun rises and another day begins, yesterday is forgotten, it doesn’t matter how I was, what I did or said as today is a new day and all that occurred yesterday is behind me, somehow taken care of, wiped away by the passage of time while I slept.
But is the slate really wiped clean, have my deeds been erased or is it a convenient way of thinking that creates the appearance that I seemingly move from one day to the next with all I have done now in the past? Or could it be that each day carries forward the past and all I’m actually doing is revolving with the planet, going around in circles repeating cycles of 24 hours where everything in my past is carried with me?

When considering these two viewpoints, one appears to allow me to do and say as I please, never needing to suffer the consequences or deal with my issues because they are in the past and gone. The other would mean that everything has an outcome, a ripple effect and an imprint that I come back to and live day after day.

Nature and Life are cyclical in essence with day and night, the seasons, the orbit of the planets, the water cycle, the carbon and nitrogen cycles; the biochemical metabolic processes of the body like the Kerbs cycle, sleep and circadian rhythms, the menstrual cycle, digestion and elimination, respiration, circulation and life and death. This being the case would it not make more sense that time and thus we too are cyclical and not lineal in nature.

Holding on to the concept that each day is a separate new day and that time is lineal allows us to be irresponsible with how we live, how we are with ourselves and others, how we interact and the things that we do. It allows us to not have to deal with our hurts or emotional issues because they are seen as in the past.
However, if life is cyclical this would mean that the past is not in fact the past but something that is lived in the now until it is resolved, healed and truly let go and that everything we do comes back to us in one shape or form.

This can be seen negatively if we treat ourself and others poorly or as positively if we are caring, considerate, gentle, loving and treat others how we would want to be treated. This cyclical nature to life, under the law of cause and effect or Karma, however would demand of us to live with a higher level of integrity and responsibility, which perhaps for some is too challenging a notion to consider as often we do not like to be held that accountable and hence why we are not open to outcomes in life being due to our own choices. If what happens to us is a result of our deeds and choices coming back to us then we can no longer blame the world for the circumstances of our life.

To keep thinking that each day is gone and no longer a part of our life and that external influences shape events is like stepping out of a messy room that we have created thinking that when we come back in all the mess will have magically disappeared. But as life is cyclical we return to that messy room day after day unless we take responsibility and start to tidy up what we choose to leave behind. This means taking responsibility for our choices and being willing to deal with our unresolved issues and emotional hurts so as to free ourselves from the patterns and habits that seemingly shape who we are.

At the core of the principles presented by Serge Benhayon of Universal Medicine is that everything we are, do, say and think and our state of being or energy affects all of life simultaneously and that life is a repeating cycle of 24 hours. That the way we are today sets up the way we are tomorrow and to expand on that the way we are this life influences our next. And hence if this is the case then would it not serve us to be more aware and responsible for our choices and the way we are with others and ourselves.

Taking responsibility is not always easy, it begins with a commitment to be more self- loving, gentle and caring of ourself and our body and thus of others. Being responsible asks us to become more aware of and acknowledge the choices we make and the part that we play in life instead of considering ourselves like a pinball randomly bouncing from one thing to another. It also includes us being honest and willing to deal with our issues, hurts and ways of being that keep us from living with more love and respect for ourself and those around us.

Since choosing to live this way my life has been greatly enhanced, I have a better understanding of how I feel, why I react to certain events or situations and what lies unresolved under the surface that is influencing my choices and behaviours. I feel much more in control of myself and in charge of my life from the way I am with myself, what foods I eat, to my sleep, my relationships, the way I work and how I exercise. I feel I am more understanding and compassionate with myself and others, that I am more patient and better able to cope with life. I would not say life is easier but it is certainly a lot less complicated. As a result of feeling this way I am less stressed, wake up refreshed and full of energy, have lost weight, am fitter and healthier and have got to know who I am.

I am able to stop and reflect on my day, my emotions and behaviours and see what was triggered in me or what lead to certain events or me feeling how I do and work on it instead of blaming circumstances or others. This also applies to when I am feeling amazing or have had a great day. It is like having a mini stocktake and appreciating what is truly helpful and what isn’t then choosing to keep what works and let go of what doesn’t. Living this way has been and is very empowering as I know that in each and every moment I have the ability to choose how I want to be, what I want to do and how to feel.

What I have realised is that our past choices really do create our future so unless we choose to live differently it will simply be a case of history repeating itself day after day and perhaps life after life.

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Author: Dr Rachel Hall

The Holistic Dentist who Loves Humanity. Life is about people, connection, love and equality. People are suffering and have forgotten they are naturally amazing. By living in a way that is more self-loving, gentle and truthful we can reawaken our capacity for grandness.

4 thoughts on “The Cycle of Responsibility”

  1. This is a BIG topic that comes up again and again ;-) for many people. Not something that can be contemplated with only a few words. Thanks for taking the time and making the effort, Rachel, for your readers – so that we can follow your heartfelt reasoning and then ponder for ourselves the truth of what you have shared.

    1. It is huge. Taking responsibility for our choice means we have to accept our part in life’s events rather than playing the victim or being able to apportion blame to others. Of course that is challenging and brings up enormous emotional issues but also it allows us to see that there are choices that we can make. Choices that allow us to learn, deal with our hurts and heal.

  2. I like the idea of a daily ‘mini stocktake to appreciate what is truly helpful and what isn’t then choosing to keep what works and let go of what doesn’t.’
    The saying ‘Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results’ comes to mind when we keep our usual way of going about life and not take time to decide which things really support us.

    1. It really helps to reflect each day and take a moment to appreciate what supports you to be yourself and what is holding you back, triggering you or actually sabotaging your efforts.
      By doing the stocktake it is an opportunity to make different choices or to build on a way of living that supports caring for self and others.

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