Today I want to share Barbara Hoberman Levine’s, Self-Help Experience #36 - Who’s Responsible for Me? This exercise is found in her book, Your Body Believes Every Word You Say. I recommend you use these instructions as mantras.
Purpose: To accept personal responsibility for your life without condemning or judging yourself.
Instructions: Remind yourself daily until these ideas become second nature.
- I am responsible for my life.
- I choose what to think and feel.
- Responsibility does not imply blame, shame, or a negative evaluation of myself.
- Responsibility is my acceptance (without judgment) of the control I do have over my life.
- If not me, who?
- If not now, when?