This is the place from which I and many friends strive to live our lives: being responsible. It’s taken me many years to hear something new in the word responsibility, something other than “blame”. It requires listening with the “ears of the heart”, to use Father Mike’s phrase. Can you hear it too?
To take a stand that you are cause in the matter contrasts with it being your fault, or that you failed, or that you are to blame, or even that you did it.
That you are the cause of everything in your life is a place to stand from which to view and deal with life – a place that exists solely as a matter of your choice. The stand that one is cause in the matter is a declaration, not an assertion of fact. It simply says, “you can count on me (and I can count on you) to look and deal with life from the perspective of my being cause in the matter.”
When you have taken the stand (declared) that you are cause in the matter of your life it means that you give up the right to assign cause to the circumstances, or to others. That…
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