This was in my inbox today from the Neshama Interfaith Center:
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of”.
~~ Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, is considered by many to be America’s Foremost Business Philosopher, sharing his success philosophies and principles for over 46 years as a motivational speaker and through Success magazine.
Y’all, this is true. A week ago I posted on social media about how i was really frustrated by that trendy phrase that’s circulating that says, “I don’t want to adult today” At first I loved it; I laughed and repeated it and even considered ordering the coffee mug.
But then I realized the shadow of that phrase. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to get all deep and serious over something so light and trivial. I really do still see the humor in it.
But today’s meditation from Neshama Interfaith Center speaks to my point. Adulting means taking on your fair share of ownership and I, personally, am lousy at it. I am. I am very sneaky at getting out of the heavy work loads. I have, for years, told myself that it’s unconscious and that it is innocent when I do it. But, it’s not. At least not anymore.
I’ve become aware of it and so now I can’t slide around it any longer. Once you know something, you can’t un-know it.
So, adulting now seems like the right path for me. That’s all I’m trying to say. I’ve had my fun and my innocence and I’ve had plenty of time not adulting. Not adulting at this point would be irresponsible and frankly unfair to everyone around me. So I do want to adult today.
I applaud those of you who wear the shirt and carry the mug and “don’t want to adult”; I do. It’s awesome for you. It’s just not where I am anymore. I’ll adult.
Because if I am going to be presenting to an audience, leading people in spiritual direction and working on deep raw unconscious material with others, Adulting is the only option. Professionalism means adulting and I am very very excited about professionalism. There’s a way for me to integrate my sense of awe and wonder and joy without it needing to be innocent.
Y’all, what are your thoughts? I have heard from a few of you already and some of us are in disagreement over this; we are in two different places on this;