Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
- Gary Snyder
Been thinking for days about responsibility; it’s figural, as the gestaltists say, as all get-out. Used to place responsibility for my feelings and needs on others: “He mad me mad!” “They’re wrecking my life!” Compassionate Nonviolent Communication changed that. It’s a simple process, a spiritual practice; a path to open hearted and responsible living. It's not about being nice. After 15 years, forward and back, inside and out, I’m beginning to understand what I choose to be responsible for, and what I don’t.
What is the opposite of responsibility? Dependence? Submission? Denial?
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