From my over-flowing “Drafts” file: started 12/22/2010 ~
Why-oh-why does it seem so very easy to ‘give up’ our power?
~ To our own fears;
~ To our old scripts;
~ To outside ‘authorities’;
~ To so-called ‘celebrities’ (though most folks in the headlines these days, I’d call ‘notorious’ rather than ‘famous’)
Now, I certainly don’t have any delusions that I have the answer – but here’s one of my possible Why? answers: It seems to be about “fear of taking responsibility for my own decisions”. Where that came from, I haven’t figured out yet. Maybe I don’t really need to, before I change it. Anyway … For years-and-years, I laughed (out loud, and to other people, even) about “responsibility is a four-letter-word”. I thought I was just ‘kidding on the fer-real’. Now, it feels like I truly believed that. Yikes!
Admitting that *I* can own and use all the power over my own life-perceptions and decisions is truly, deeply scary! …. And, not the same thing as the Control that controlFreaks crave. But … recognizing this moves me several steps down the road to actually doing something about it. Finishing and posting this is yet another step. yayMe!
I know that Bridget (http://www.bridgetpilloud.com/blog/), Mark (http://www.heartofbusiness.com/blog/) and Ken (http://findinguinthegoo.com/) have all addressed this topic, probably multiple times, but you’ll have to poke around in their Archives for yourself! 😉 You may find something that’s even more valuable for you right now!
PS. added 1/18/11:
Actually – darn near everybody in that BlogRoll dealie over there }}} has contributed in some way or other to my currently exploding enlightenment. The tools and techniques, concepts and examples may have nothing whatsoever to do with it *on the surface* but one of the things I do “happily, easily and well” is to connect bits and pieces from wildly diverse sources into usable and useful things to actually work with.