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Sunday, April 23, 2017
OWNING OUR PART
"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men."
~ Herman Melville ~
When things seem to go awry, it's instinctual for some of us to double back and re-trace our steps. What did we do, or fail to do, that contributed to the outcome that we got? The other option is to blame others and take no responsibility, but that's not the evolved way. We always have some kind of part in what happens, and acknowledging that is important, though it doesn't necessarily change the dynamic. Some things, for reasons beyond our understanding or control, are simply not meant to be.
I am sorry for my part in messy situations, and do my best to live right and in the light.