By Steve Mutua.
To the extent that you are “blessed” with anything-physical strength, material prosperity, emotional intelligence, spiritual maturity, special knowledge, skill, talent, finacial wellbeing, good looks, ugly looks, good voice etc etc, the universe expects more from you in respect to that “blessing”! Thats what is called RESPONSIBILITY-the ability to respond-to needs of the WHOLE.
We are all parts of the whole and we are better off individually when we respond to the needs of the whole. Nothing belongs to us exclusively. As Christians teach, we are only trustees or stewards. We have been entrusted with certain gifts by the Master to use them not only for our welfare but the welfare of everything in “His vineyard”.
However, responsibility does not mean lording it over others. As we become more aware of the interdependence of everything in the universe, the better we become at being responsible for ourselves and others. Because everything is an expression of the one Self, total self responsibility leads to total “other” responsibility, for there are no others in reality. Everyone is me (Self) manifest, or, as they say, everyone is me pushed out.