Daily Inspiration: February 7. Ending the Blame Game
Today, I stop placing blame. By doing so, I start taking greater personal responsibility for how I am feeling. As I take greater responsibility for how I feel, the world outside of me begins to lose its power over me. I now see that the more I blame this world and those in it, the more power I give away, and the more power they seem to hold over me, and over how I am feeling. Now, it is I who has greater control over the amount of peace or mental anguish that I experience, and by doing so I am no longer a held captive to this world’s whims. No longer will I blame my wife, husband, kids, employer, other employees, mother in law or even the traffic for how I feel. Instead, I take personal responsibility and acknowledge that it is not what ‘they’ do that affects my state of mind, but how I react to what they do, that affects me. As I choose to see through the eyes of knowledge, I remember that everyone is actually gifting me with the opportunities to see an external reflection and representation of my internal condition, a physical manifestation of my own thoughts and beliefs. If I, above all else, make the conscious choice to make my peace of mind my priority, then it is through the eyes of peace, that I will begin to see and interact with this world. By doing so, everything and everyone out there, will become but a refection of my internal condition. And yes, if I above all else choose judgment, struggle, chaos and conflict, then it is because they are a reflection of my internal judgment, confusion, conflict and pain. It is I who paints the picture of the world I see. It is I who reacts to it as I see fit. It is I who builds up my anxiety or focuses on peace. No longer will the outer world dictate how I feel. I am now in control of the world I choose to see.
Today, blame is no longer a game I choose to play with the ego. I do not blame the weather, my financial situation, the financial situation of the country, the Washington political gridlock, the bipartisan bickering of my fellow citizens, the news reports, or my job for any loss of my peace of mind and joy. They do not drive nor control my attitude, I do. Today, I finally take full and total personal responsibility for the thoughts, words, emotions, actions, reactions and interactions that I alone choose to make, partake in, and now lead. Today, I take total personal responsibility for my peace of mind or my internal conflict, and for the attitude I consciously choose to take, express and become an example of. Today, it is I and I alone who sets myself free from all of the ego’s delusions, illusions, deceptions and lies, or remains a prisoner to them. Today, it is I who sets a personal example and becomes a physical representative of what true freedom, peace and understanding looks, feels and acts like. Imagine, no longer being tossed around in the ego’s storm by the words and judgments of those around you, feeling fine one moment and angry in another just because of how you think that they interacted with you. Imagine, being forever steady and strong, in the understanding that your mood is not colored by others, but by the thoughts that you alone allow to enter your mind, that you alone focus your time and energy on, that you alone choose, as the child of Perfect Love, to represent. When I today, end blaming others and this world, it is then that I will safely sail above this planet’s illusionary battlefields, and from this place of perfect peace, I will light the ways for those who have tired of their own conflict, and now are looking up to me for a greater understanding, a gentler, kinder and more loving way.
Imagine, a world where you no longer give your power and peace away to the ego’s mindset. What kind of power would you begin to cultivate and nurture within you? What kind of power could the child of God, Perfect Love, which we all are, live with and express, if but he or she consciously aligned with their Source, and fully became their truest self. Imagine, perfect love, being his or her truest self, what power would their peace and certainty have over any of this world’s anger, chaos and confusions? Would the children of Love, knowing that only the love in them was real, need to blame their fellow brothers and sisters for the illusionary thoughts, any thoughts other than love, that they carry around or express? Would the children of Love need to blame the world and those in it for how they chose to express themselves, if he or she knew that each journey on this planet is a sacred co-creation with God? What else but gratitude would the children of Love express for being able to walk in the ego’s unsteady and unbalanced world, assured that Love’s Will we always be done. What else but gratitude could you feel if you knew, that in the end, it is you and you alone who decides how much peace or conflict you participate in, feel, experience and express? What else but thankful could you be if you remembered, that in any single moment, you can take your power back and react as you so desire? What else but appreciation could you have if you understood that your peace of mind was always just a choice away? Today, let us practice this choice, for the more we practice it, the more real, natural, and normal it becomes. Today, when conflict comes, I instead choose forgiveness and experience peace. Today, when stressful and anxious thoughts come, I instead choose to trust God’s plan and experience peace.
Today, let us practice stopping blaming the outside world, and those in it, for how we feel. We do so by remembering, that the journey we are now on, we ourselves have chosen. We do so by remembering, that The One we chose it with, being Perfect Love Himself, only desires our good, growth, healing and awakening. We do so by remembering, that no one else can control the thoughts we think. We do so by remembering, that we are the children of Perfect Love, and are here to create and interact with one another through love. Do not put yourself down if you find yourself once again in the ego’s dark pit of blame. Instead, thank your situation and those in it, for what they are in truth doing, is helping you practice taking greater conscious control over your own thoughts and feelings, and thus over the live that you are living. The more you see that it is you who is in control of the thoughts you think, the less you blame others, the greater personal responsibility you will take over your feelings, the greater inner power you will have.
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All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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