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Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel — and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.

— Abraham

WOW!!  That’s pretty heavy isn’t it?  Whether you are a fan of Abraham and his teachings or not….this most definitely creates a “pause for thought” moment. Ahhaa…yes SIR! EVEN if it’s to read, pause and say, phooey! That’s a bunch of  malarkey or….hmmm….maybe, just maybe…no, no,no…there can’t be any truth to that…it’s NEVER my fault!  BUT wait just one darn minute.  How could you possibly toss the possibility aside without even trying to prove it right or wrong?? Or to simply consider it…

Here’s what you’re going to do….or not since I am SO NOT the boss of you…. BUT if you want to “play along”, dig way down deep, go’s okay…it’s just you….sure it maybe dark and scary, and perhaps even a bit cavernous in there, but try it….close your eyes…come on!  no peeking!! now open your ears and listen…shhhh….listen really hard…go ahead, scrunch up your face if you need to, even hold your breath if it helps, but really, really, listen…what’s that?? You don’t hear anything?

I am not surprised…especially if this is your first rodeo (not sure where that came from??)as they say! It will take consistent practice to be able to really listen and for some people it is really, really hard and scary because once  you are able to hear “in there” you may feel compelled to take action…yikes….then what????  Or maybe you choose not to let go but rather remain deaf.  Totally up to you…life is all about the choices we make, right?

If nothing else, though, it just  might be worth considering the fact that when you rely on others for your happiness you are likely to be very unhappy…..unless, of course, pointing the finger gives you joy!?!

As always, we appreciate your feedback and would love to reply to your comment, but can only do so if you enter your e-mail address and then comment in the Leave A Reply/Post A Comment box below.  It won’t take but  a second….come on…what do you have to loose???  If you don’t I will be very sad, which of course will be ALL YOUR FAULT!!  See you even have me yelling!!!

Peace and warmth,



2 comments on “IT’S NOT MY FAULT!! NAAH!!

  1. Denise
    March 29, 2011

    Well I don’t want you to be sad. And everything is always my fault! At least that’s what my kid says.

    great post Barbara. They are always thought provoking.

    take care

    • selfawakeningyogastudio
      March 29, 2011

      Hi Denise:

      I know what you mean about fault and kids! Too funny. I am glad that you enjoy my posts and find them thought provoking…go figure! I will tell you that I am having a lot of fun writing them.

      See you soon.

      Peace and warmth,


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