Takie Ownership

Owning who you are means you can become something else.

It is natural to want to blame others for our faults and mistakes. After all, who really enjoys being wrong? And this is never more true than for those unfortunate souls who were incessantly shamed as children. This builds in an almost allergic reaction to the mere thought of being found wanting and the soul withers at the prospect of  recriminations from others. Thus, while it is a totally reasonable place to journey through, it is certainly not a good location to set up camp.

Blaming others and rejecting responsibility for ourselves robs us of any opportunity to grow and change beyond our current limited internal landscape. It is like relegating yourself to the chicken coop when you could have had 10,000 acres on which to roam. Why would you do that? Why, indeed! It is primarily because of fear: fear of being wrong, fear of being rejected, fear of being ridiculed, fear of failing, etc.


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