“The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.” –Brian Greene, physicist and author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos.
Is it so bad when our world is seemingly turned upside down? How did we know we were living on the right side anyway? It’s easy enough to adapt this to our benefit to get us through the fire, but when a guy that a lot of people think is an a-hole gets elected to office, that anger hot button takes over. Do we consider it justified simply because we feel an injustice took place?
If you ask around, most people will tell you they never imagined Trump would be elected president. Even if they voted for him, many still said in popular polls they didn’t think it was possible for him to actually win. Does society need such a wake up call for us to imagine that the impossible IS possible? We can either stay pissed, full of righteous anger, or we can actually choose to transform it into something useful– like liberated, proactive, and one-love behavior.
So what’s the blessing in disguise here? How about reframing indignation to deliberation, and committing ourselves to solve problems and not perpetuate them.
When we imagine, we create vision. And vision with intention behind it is conscious power. Instead of concentrating on what divides us or diffusing responsibility, we can exercise our responsibility tangibly, together. Instead of complaining and blaming others, we can accept responsibility by setting our intentions on the idea that the impossible is possible– the impossible being collective consciousness and action.
But first, we have to liberate ourselves to become responsible. Ask yourself the following questions:
1 | Are you self-sabotaging and disrupting the environment around you with blame? Are you taking and/or accepting blame?
If so, blame is unproductive and generally results in more resentment and anger. So let’s reframe the blame by:
- Being contemplative and flexible, not resolute;
- Moving towards togetherness, rather than shifting back and forth between right and wrong.
2 | Are you diffusing responsibility?
This means you either think that someone else will take care of a situation or that another person or force is actively resolving it. It’s an assumed unknown. If you really want change to take place, then the only thing to assume is responsibility by taking ownership and helping others around you understand how to do so as well. Develop, devise and disperse tools to create responsible action.
This life is about creating a much higher frequency with self-care as its foundation. It is the only way we can evolve and tune in to love collectively. How are you taking responsibility in the new year within your heart and your community?
Christine Dionese, cofounder of flavor ID is an integrative health and food therapy specialist & wellness, lifestyle and food journalist. Christine has dedicated her career to helping others understand the science of happiness and its powerful effects on everyday human health by harnessing the power of the epigenetic landscape. She is available for both private and professional consultations. Please contact her here.