A Quote by Byron Katie on blame, judgment, experience, responsibility, change, and power

Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience. Taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Rob Brezsny on responsibility, new world order, blame, and empowerment

In the New World, you'll kick your own ass and I'll wash my own brain.  I'll be my own parents and you'll be you own wife.  And vise versa.  That'll be normal in the New World - different from the Old World, where everyone except me is to blame for my ignorance and you call on everyone except yourself to give you what you need.

I’ll push my own buttons and right my own wrongs.  You'll wake yourself up and sing your won songs.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 33

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A Quote by Mr. on blame, shortocmings, failures, and mr prophet

Those who refuse to acknowledge their own shortcomings or failures often blame others for them.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on fate, breakthrough, psychiatry, blame, and responsibility

I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume 2 (1934-1939)

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on art, poetry, life, blame, self-knowledge, and poverty

If your everyday life seems poor, do not blame it; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no poor, indifferent place.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet (Vintage), Pages: 8

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on love, blame, and lesson

To love someone whom you like is insignificant.

To love someone because they love you is of no consequence.

To love someone whom you do not like means you have learned a lesson in life.

To love someone who blames you for no reason shows that you have learned the art of living.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Source: Celebrating Love - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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A Quote by jonathan lockwood huie on anger, fault, blame, forgiveness, and accuse

Where there is no accusation of “fault," there can be no anger.

jonathan huie


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A Quote by unknown on life, blame, dreams, and film quote

You can choose to blame your circumstances on fate or bad luck or bad choices.
Or you can fight back. Things aren't always going to be fair in the real world. That's just the way it is. But for the most part, you get what you give. Rest of your life is being shaped right now. With the dreams you chase....The choices you make....and the person you decide to be. The rest of your life is a long time. And the rest of your life starts right now.


Source: One Tree Hill

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A Quote by Helen Tworkov on blame, violence, boogeyman, buddha, change, victim, and ignorance

We are not innocent children victimized by a big bad world; if our world is big and bad, we made it that way. This is what the Buddha taught. The “other” is the child's boogeyman, the projection of our own fears onto a terrifying object of our imagination, which in turn terrorizes us. Our ignorance is not seeing that we are the other. We cannot afford to confuse innocence with this ignorance. Violence is not a permanent, immutable, fixed object. It is a state of mind, an expression of ignorance, with no more solid substance than a cloud. We cannot make a frontal attack on violence. Even protecting ourselves from it fuels its boogeyman existence. But the Buddha taught that we can change. This was his good news: that there is a way to alleviate suffering by freeing our minds from greed, anger, and ignorance. Yet until we apprehend the ways in which we are Oklahoma City, the bombs and the baby bears, the victims and the violators, we will continue to blame “them,” all the while proclaiming our innocence and evading our responsibilities.

Helen Tworkov

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on responsibility, actualization, and blame

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches. 

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing, Pages: 615

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