“You must be totally honest with yourself if you are ever to rid yourself entirely of blame. The way to begin is to take total responsibility for everything that you are in your life right now. That’s right. Say to yourself, “I am the sum total of my choices up until this moment.” Your enculturation may make this a difficult precept for you to accept. You may want to say, “I couldn’t help it,” or “It was someone else’s fault,” or “I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” or “I was dealt a dirty deal,” or “Family circumstances created my misery,” or whatever excuse you have developed to absolve yourself of responsibility.
Discard all that and look at your life from a different perspective. Everything that happened to you is a lesson you can be grateful for. Everyone who came into your life was a teacher, regardless of how much you choose to hate and blame him or her. There truly are no accidents. This universe is working perfectly, including all the subatomic particles that make up you, and those you blame. It is all just as it is supposed to be. Nothing more, nothing less! All of those situations, including when you were a small child, contain immensely valuable lessons for you to absorb and benefit from, lessons which are blocked by feelings of hate and blame.”
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “You’ll See It When You Believe It”
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