Countless factors, very few of them known, play a major role in the choices we have available to us each day. Yet if we deflect responsibility for the circumstances of our lives, we give away the only power we have to effect positive, lasting change.
For instance, there was a series of choices you made that led you to be where you are. Choosing now to take responsibility for your reality, including the parts that you have no control over, engages a largely untapped source of power.
Taking responsibility eliminates the opportunity to blame the situation for our dissatisfaction, quiets our fear of being taken advantage of, opens us to seeing doorways instead of walls, and empowers us to make more skillful choices. Ultimately, responsibility for our reality serves to align us with the fullest possible expression of ourselves in each moment.