Being accountable is an important aspect of mindfulness.
When you are mindful, you are choosing to be aware of yourself. You are aware of what you are thinking, how you are feeling, and actions you are taking from there.
When we are mindful of ourselves, we need to be accountable. Why? Because the only way to improve our lot in life is to be accountable for being where we have gotten to in the first place.
Society loves to blame. We see it on every level, from the child who doesn’t want to be punished for stealing a cookie to the President who doesn’t want to be responsible for anything. We blame someone or something else, rather than take responsibility and be accountable for that which we have done.
In seeking mindfulness, however, accountability is important. When we are being aware of our selves, we need to become accountable to ourselves. Nobody else is responsible for our thoughts, feelings, and actions but ourselves.
I am the only one who is capable of thinking, feeling, and acting for myself. There is nobody else who can make me do anything, unless I allow them to do so — but it still remains on me. Acknowledging just this much is a matter of pretty major accountability.
So why even bother with mindfulness of you also need to be accountable? Because in being aware of ourselves and taking responsibility for that which we are, we can change it. And even if we do not desire to change it at this time, we are more whole and complete when we are mindful.
If you prefer to be in any control at all over you own life, then mindfulness is a must. And as a part of that, so too is accountability.
Accountable is mindful
Taking responsibility is an important step in mindfulness. It allows us to know where we are at, how we have gotten here, and provides us the means to move on. Recognizing that the thoughts feelings and actions of the past brought you where you are now, you can discover how to change them. If you are good where you are, you can see how you might continue to be.
If, however, you desire to make changes, you can see what you have done thus far, and adjust accordingly. Consciousness creates reality.
Taking responsibility is less complicated than we tend to make it. The world seldom, if ever, really, will come to an end because you decide to be accountable for yourself. We all make mistakes, that is part of human nature. Blame gets nobody anywhere, so why not be accountable, rather than creating more chaos in the world?
Mindfulness and accountability can do a great deal towards generating more positivity in our world. Blame is seldom the truth, and only creates difficulties, insecurities, and negativity. Sure, owning up to our shortcomings is not fun…but it allows us to repair or replace them as needed.
Being accountable is an essential part of being mindful. When we accept and work with this, we empower ourselves to not only better our lives, but to help better the world. I don’t know about you, but I find that a pretty worthwhile idea.
Using accountability in positivity and mindfulness requires action
Knowing that being accountable is a part of being mindful, we can work with this, and not throw blame instead of taking responsibility for things. When we work to be accountable for not only our victories but our mistakes and errors, we don’t lessen ourselves, in truth we ultimately empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we become more aware and mindful, and tend to spread that feeling to others around us. As such, we can build more positive feelings.
We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we eradicate negative feelings, we open up space to let in more positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for.
Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. An attitude of gratitude is a positive attitude that begets even more good energies, and that is always worthwhile.
It is my intent that this helps to spread positive energies for everyone.
Originally published at titaniumdon.com on March 4, 2019.