“Responsibility is a much misunderstood term. It has been used so widely and indiscriminately that it has lost much of its inner voltage. Responsibility doesn’t mean accepting blame for things you have done or not done. It doesn’t mean living in a state of perpetual guilt.
Responsibility simply means ability to respond.if you decide”I am responsible” you will have the ability to respond.it is simply as that. All it requires is for you to realise that you are responsible for all that you are and all that you are not ,all that may happen to you and all that may not happen to you.
This is not a philosophical theory. This is a reality, Your physical existence is possible only because of your Boyd’s semaless ability to respond to entire universe. If your body wasn’t responding ,you wouldn’t be able to exist for a moment .
Suppose something goes wrong in your office . perhaps you think it was due to a particular colleagues ineptitude. you could haul her up ,lose your temper,fire her . Your blood pressure is likely to rise the office atmosphere will be vitiated.
There is another choice. You could simply see the situation the way it is and take responsibility for it.
It means consciously responding to the situation,you will invariably start exploring ways to address the situation.you will look for solutions.if you are frequently in this mode,your ability to craft your life situations will keep enhancing it self . With this enhanced competence to deal with life and it’s multiple complexities.
Reactivity is enslavement. Responsibility is freedom.