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Accountability – Blog No. 19

accountHow is it possible in 2014 that the ANC can be in such a mess?  How can they be sitting with a leader who has evaded the law on charges of corruption, of rape, and now – of theft?  You cannot have a president as a role model who refuses to take accountability.  For himself, for anything.  Jacob Zuma authorised the spending of a quarter of a billion rand on his private residence.  The fact that it is a quarter of a billion rand is problem enough, nevermind the other fact that a great many of Jacob Zuma’s ‘people’ are living in tin shacks whilst he prances around in a palace.  I think he thought no one was watching what business he gets up to, what plans he makes.  Everyone is watching.  He is in the spotlight, under scrutiny, and he cannot run and hide.  He needs to learn that taking accountability for yourself is the first of many steps that a man must make if he is going to be respected, and remembered.  I am sure Jacob Zuma is a man who wants to be remembered.  He must be sure he is remembered for the right things.

It is not a teacher’s job to teach a child accountability.  It is a parent’s job.  A teacher’s job is to reinforce what the parents teach their child, a teacher works from the base foundations laid by the parents.  Do not expect teachers to bring up your children when you cannot be bothered.  A child must understand accountability the same way it must understand consequence.  If you make a decision and you act on that decision, you are accountable for what you bring into your days.  You must take accountability for your thoughts, too, I have said this before.  Your thoughts are energy, they are not just there for your entertainment.

Taking accountability is standing for yourself.  If you are not inclined to do this you must accept that you are letting an empowerment opportunity pass you by.  If you will not even stand for your own ideas who do you think will listen to them?  No one can stand for you better than you can stand for yourself – in the face of anything at all.  But first, you must learn yourself well.  You cannot stand for something you do not know.  If you are afraid to take accountability for a mistake you have made then how can you learn from it?  Do you just carry on as usual, pretending there was no mistake, and hope the problem goes away by itself?  I think that is what Jacob Zuma thinks.

 

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Solitude – Blog No. 93

100-Years-of-SolitudeSolitude is essential.  If you cannot be on your own with yourself for more than a few minutes at a time, you have to address what it is in you that keeps you from peace.  To be at one with yourself, is peace.  If your head is non-compliant when it comes to solitude, i.e. negative thoughts penetrate the space that you create by being alone, you need to ask the bully in you why it waits until no one else is around before it starts its assault.  The wise thing to do when you find yourself trashing your own solitude is to ask yourself what you are doing.  You will be interested to hear the answer.  If you ask the question and there is no answer, then perhaps you need to spend more time listening to your motivations in life.

Solitude should be an aspiration for every single day.  You really should find a place to be by yourself for half an hour, at the very least.  That means nothing talking to you, demanding of you, distracting you.  If you cannot stand being alone – and there are a great many people like that – then you have to train yourself.  Little by little.  Let the time you spend by yourself climb in increments.  You cannot escape the fact that when you die you will be alone in your mind.  Completely and totally alone.  Who and what you have chosen to furnish your head with will determine how pleasant your afterlife experience is.  Please remember that your ‘afterlife’ is not what happens to you immediately after your death experience, it is the rebirth that comes after the mandatory period of solitude during which you will have space to assess your past life and plan your next.

That solitude should scare so many people is a strange phenomenon.  What can you possibly do to yourself, with your thoughts, even when you are on your own?  I mean they are thoughts – under your control.  That they should get louder the quieter you become should not be something that frightens you.  That is so you can assess their message, their frequency.  If there is an urgency in your thinking your thoughts will be loud.  That does not mean that you increase your white noise to drown out their sound.  You listen, you hear.  It is time.  The fact that leaders are so adept at ignoring the planet’s problems is now everyone’s problem.  We are each a reflection of our environment.  The larger, global environment.  It’s demise, is ours.  One, by one, by one.

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