As a mother, I have learned that I have a lot of power to shape my kids’ lives.
And as Uncle Ben said – “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Responsibility is a balancing agent to power. If we were to have limitless power with no consequences, the world would be in trouble – as is demonstrated by many people with exorbitant amounts of power.
Coupling responsibility with power keeps us in check. It means that we recognize there is a domino effect to our decisions. Of course, we can only feel responsible for something if our values, or our fears, align with it.
We are either responsible to ourselves and values, to those who we have power over or to an even greater power (God or even a boss). If we are moral-less or leader-less, we will flail.
Flailing is not a good look on anyone – and definitely is not powerful.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.