Self-Responsibility

Self-Responsibility is being able to respond to your needs in a way that is satisfying for you. To be responsive, self-awareness is essential, recognising what it is you need and want.  


When I’m hungry, I eat.

When I’m thirsty, I drink. 

When I’m tired, I rest.

Zen  


An example of self-responsibility: Awareness of feeling thirsty - you move out into the world to meet your needs, it is an emotional response to nourish yourself, quench your thirst.


So there is “energy moving out” for the purpose of satisfying a need - thirst. Next comes the need for a “cycle of action” and “interaction with the environment” - to get something,  to drink. This is the “expressive stage”- asking for what you want or manipulating your environment to give it to you - turning on the tap, filling the glass. 


And finally fulfilling your need - by drinking. You are satisfied and back to balance — homeostasis. With sufficient self-awareness all needs and wants follow a similar path or they do not, hence the organism, the person, may suffer or be nourished and flourish.


Being responsive to your needs is self-supportive and healthy. 


It is being able to come to digest your life experiences, to rest when you need to rest, it is knowing the importance of integration. The intention and action of self-responsibility is the process of “getting what you need” to live adequately on a daily basis & also securing your future stability, putting something away for a rainy day - a water tank is handy.


Remember: to make your journey through life richer and more rewarding:    seek out the “good company” of others who are also self-responsible, people you can share with, supporting each others’ intention and purpose for living a meaningful life. 


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