Responsibility does not have to be heavy.
It does not have to feel like a weight on your shoulders.
We can find a better way to approach responsibility.
If we learn to not treat it as an obligation.
It does not matter if it is a responsibility to family, friends, pets, or co-workers.
Perhaps we feel the responsibility of our employees or our customers.
In the end, it is not about what we must do for another person.
IT IS ABOUT HOW WE SHOW UP.
And how we show up is about the perspective we take.
Is it a burden to care for another?
Or is it a privilege?
ARE WE FORCED INTO OUR RESPONSIBILITIES OR ARE THEY OUR CHOICE?
After all, we could decide to just give it all up and run away.
Or become a monk.
There are many ways to get away from responsibility to others.
SO IF WE STAY, WHY NOT STAY WITH AN ATTITUDE THAT SUPPORTS US?
The stories we make up about responsibility are what cause the heaviness to exist.
What if instead of making it a story of burden and obligation, we make it a story of honor and privilege?
CAN WE FIND A WAY TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE FROM ONE OF SOMETHING WE MUST DO TO SOMETHING WE GET TO DO?
It is a simple switch of perspective.
Yet it can be a profound difference in how we feel about the situation.
Being responsible is not about taking on a heavy load.
IT IS ABOUT CHOOSING TO BE THE PERSON WHO FINDS JOY IN THE COMMITMENT.
Yes, some situations are more challenging than others.
Yet ultimately the biggest challenge is to switch our perspective and our story around it.
For when we find a way to make it something that brings us instead of weighing us down, we will find tremendous freedom within our responsibilities.
So where are you feeling the weight of responsibility?
How can you turn it around to see it as something uplifting instead of burdensome?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant
Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour