Responsibility

There is a mistake a number of people make, and I used to make it a lot.

When someone has wronged us, and we know it, we get so consumed in the other person’s wrong, that we refuse to acknowledge even the slightest wrong on our own part.

That’s not necessary. You don’t have to be perfect for you to be right.

We can acknowledge that a person is responsible for something while acknowledging the part that we may have played. That acknowledgement shines light into our own hearts, and helps us get better.

We don’t even have to acknowledge it to the person. But we should at least acknowledge it to ourselves.

When we get better, when we do better, the other person won’t be there, she may even be long gone and forgotten.

But the truth you allowed yourself tell yourself will yet continue to set you free.