One piece that I love about coaching is that the practice requires you to take deep responsibility for your life. It requires that you look at what is working and not working and own it. We must look to the systems of oppression– white supremacy, capitalism, and patriarchy– that keep us from having ownership over our bodies (It’s also important to note that white bodies and white women have significantly more ownership over their bodies than black and brown bodied folks, systems of oppression are meant to keep people down). ) Since I can really only speak of my own experience, I will share that Viktor Frankl’s book has re-opened my heart to the responsibility of my life. I have a propensity for anxiety and worry and I have to work to find a stable body full of ease and compassion.
This question is driving me these days: What is my responsibility to myself, to my family, to my community and to the world? This time in the world feels like it is bringing us closer to each other AND also farther away. We must take responsibility for the world that has been created and for our hearts and our attitudes towards moving forward.
Mantra: May I embrace responsibility and channel it into action as I move through the world.
Journal: Where in your life do you think you are on top of life and have responsibility handled? Where in your life do you feel like you are dodging responsibility?
These Soulful Sunday blogs go out weekly on Sundays to be used as a place to step back from the hustle and bustle and explore what your soul might be saying to you. Some folks use these as journal prompts and let loose amidst pages. Some folks bring them to the kitchen table and jam over coffee. Do you, boo.
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