The Responsibility Factor

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | June 15th, 2011 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: accountability, affirmations, belief, best life, blame, bliss, challenge, creativity, Cynthia James, doubt, empowered, empowerment, fear, growth, inner peace, intention, joy, life, mental, mind, opportunities, Oprah Winfrey, power, responsibility, self confidence, self-esteem, self-love, self-pity, thoughts, transformation, victim, victimization

ResponsibilityOn Oprah Winfrey’s last show she spoke about the many lessons that she has learned over the past 25 years. One thing she said really stuck in my mind. She said, “You are responsible for your life.” Now, I know that we all know that on some level, but do we really understand what that means?

I have practiced what I call “The Responsibility Factor” for many years, and I want to share with you my process. The moment anything happens in my life that is significant, good or challenging, I pause and ask, “What did I do to create this opportunity to grow”? Usually, when I ask that question, the answer comes quickly and easily. When it doesn’t, I sit down and “stream of consciousness” journal. I put down my fears, doubts, concerns, excitement and enthusiasm. What comes out always makes my heart smile, even if I see that I am on the “pity pot.”

Searching for Bliss

Kim Fuller by Kim Fuller | March 18th, 2010 | 8 Comments
topic: Inspirational Media, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: balance, bliss, follow your bliss, jeff schuessler, joseph campbell quotes, Kim Fuller

Footprints in Sand © Kim Fuller

© Kim Fuller

I was first introduced to Joseph Campbell in a 10th grade English class. Although his ideas sparked my interest, The Hero’s Journey and The Power of Myth were never more to me than philosophical curriculum. Now, however, I appreciate Campbell’s teachings, and those who teach him, more than ever. It seems that now, “Follow your bliss”— his famous words of wisdom — are a part of me every day.