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The Power of Responsibility

" The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."
--Dr. Albert Ellis (1913-2007)

Just like Gandhi encouraged people to "be the change they wish to see", Dr. Ellis stated the truth that to take responsibility for your life is paramount. When the "blame game" is eliminated, the ability to grow, change and release is ignited. It is not until one realizes their life is a game of lessons to help them so that they can assume ownership of life's challenges. Some lessons are harder than others. When you think of it from a higher perspective, you start to understand it is not just about you.

Your lessons involve others who also have their own lessons to learn. The intricate interconnection that we share cannot be understood completely from our perspective on Earth. Perhaps from another perspective at a la…

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