053 | Bonus Episode: A New Way to Look at The “Burden” of Responsibility


Today on Mastering Midlife:

●      How do we take “responsibility “for everything from saving the whales, climate change, and social injustice to supporting our family?

●      Being hyper-responsible is unsustainable.

●      Sadhguru reframes responsibility as “the ability to respond.”

○      Proximity

○      Ability

○      Inclination

●      Trust yourself

How do I lift the heaviness and the burden of the dictionary’s definition of “Responsibility?”  

“the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.  Synonyms: blame, fault, guilt, culpability, liability”

By redefining it as “The Ability to Respond.”


“Any time our behavior is in reaction to ‘not wanting to be something’ it becomes unsustainable.” – Mark Silverman

Resources Mentioned: 

●      Sadhguru Home Page