OVER-RESPONSIBILITY IS A TRAUMA RESPONSE. YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING. GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO LAY DOWN WHAT DOESN'T BELONG TO YOU.
( Quote by Taylor Grismore )
I used to feel that taking part in 'saving the world' was my responsibility.
Climate change Poverty Injustice Human rights Abuse ...
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Quite a heavyweight on my shoulders.
I guess that's also why even early on I chose my education in the field of socio-educational work. And why I used to be a therapist dedicating all my time (also the personal) to being able to serve my clients better. Perhaps even oversharing sometimes online about my personal life, crossing my boundaries... Because I feel/felt responsible for breaking taboos on certain topics 'for the greater good'.
While I think it's good to be passionate and invest in good causes for the exterior world, and I'll probably keep doing that... I feel myself going more towards the other side of the swing sometimes. Only wanting to take responsibility for my inner world.
Maybe I just want to buy myself a little cabin in the woods in Sweden, in all solitude. Learning to make my own goat cheese and cuddle my future dog. Idk.
What I try to say: my personal development is the only full-time job I have at the moment.
And I'm happy to guide the amazing clients that choose to work with me on that path of deeper self-responsibility and letting go of everything else that's not needed.
But it's freeing to no longer take or feel responsible for their personal investments in their processes.
And exactly that opens my body, heart, and abilities more to matter in this world as a guide and human.
I even start to believe, it's one of the most empowering things one can do.