Accept responsibility for your life. Know it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown
Accountability is my ‘aha’ for today. I am waking up to the need to show up for myself every single day. I have the pattern of stopping and starting. Trying to accomplish something in with this inconsistent effort doesn’t yield much. There are a lot things I want to do. I call this the aspirational column — the someday, wouldn’t it nice, I really should get around to this column. Moving these things from the aspirational column to the done column is an ongoing challenge. As I progress on my spiritual path, I am becoming clearer that this is not ok. Delay, distractions, lack of follow-through and excuses; none of this belongs to my higher mind and soul. She is clear, focussed and whatever she wants to accomplish as good as done already. The result is a thing of beauty to behold.
So what’s up with my half-hearted attempts? It is this self-sabotaging behavior that I have been rooting out and releasing, destroying or transforming for the past several years. I mean really, this garbage has got to go. I am delighted that I am making progress. Those mental and emotional vermin are being cleared out. I can now see what I am doing that is stopping me. I need to be aware of what I am doing and admit it, before I can change it. I am owning up to the patterns and habits that keep me on a hamster wheel of inaction. Inaction creates frustration. Frustration leads to self-blame. Self-blame that I didn’t do what matters to me, what belongs to my soul today reinforces the negative spiral. The good news is that I have gotten far enough along on my road of spirituality that I can own up to this. That’s really important. Because what you don’t own up to, you can’t do anything about. Self delusion is a not a good place. In this time of rapid change in the world, self delusion is downright dangerous.
Accountability means continuing to find and remove the limiting beliefs and patterns that I have. I have made a huge amount of progress in the last several years, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. While I keep doing my mental and emotional seek, find and remove, I also need to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Some days are better than others. Success is not a straight line. I see where I am going. The more mental and emotional baggage I get rid of, the, clearer the remaining issues are. I like to think they have fewer places to hide. As I clear out the old garbage, the spiritual work I want to do is clearer and more focussed.
I am being accountable to myself when I keep on keeping on. No, it’s always not pretty. Accountability means I keep moving forward. That is enough. That counts. That gets me to where I want to be, the manifested soul I was born to be.
Affirmation: Now I accept and acknowledge that I accountable for my life, my choices and my actions.