Responsibility Redefined – it’s in the Quality and not the Action!

The word responsibility has been a terrifying word for me – I am slightly exaggerating but I’m also serious. I actually consider myself quite a responsible person, doing the right thing, arriving on time, being reliable, honest, considering others, not cheating on my time sheets at work and so on and so on. But although I may be ‘doing’ the responsible actions in my life, I never ever considered the quality of these actions and how they affect me and outside of me.

For example, if I am angry and I harm another by yelling at them, then that person is affected in some way: they may be hurt, react or become aggressive as a form of protection. Then they will relate with another, or others, and their quality will affect the other and the domino effect begins. This is a very simple example. We affect others by our attitude, our ways of communication, how we live, how we walk, talk, our beliefs, our ideals, how we look after ourselves – not one aspect of our lives remains hidden as it comes through us in our quality. So what are we reflecting? What is the quality of what we are reflecting?

I’d never looked at responsibility in this way until it was presented by Serge Benhayon. He introduced energetic responsibility, which is the quality of the energy we bring to our lives and with others. It starts with our relationship with ourselves… how we live every day.

I now understand the importance of this. If I am ‘doing’ these actions of responsibility in an emotional state such as anger, or in resentment, tiredness, bitterness, to wanting to be good, to get recognition for what I am doing, then what is the quality I am bringing to doing this action? For example, if I do something responsible because I want everyone to recognise me as a ‘good’ person, then the quality is one of “it’s about me,” that is – what I bring. How are people around me affected by this quality of “it’s about me”?

Similarly, I can choose a true quality, one of love, and if I bring this to all of my life, then loving acts will follow towards everyone I engage with.

These two distinct qualities, put simply, are either loving or unloving, and have very different effects on our bodies, on others and our world. Our true responsibility is one of energetic quality, and when we are in a loving quality, naturally our way of living becomes more loving, caring, meaningful, and understanding that we are powerful in how we affect our own lives and the lives of others by our reflection of quality.

Responsibility then becomes about quality rather than action. The quality takes care of the action. This definition raises the benchmark for responsibility, but with it comes a joy of knowing our power in what we reflect and how what we are reflecting is inspiring for others.

The world will wake up to a new beauty and love in humanity as we begin to become responsible for the reflection we bring to the world in our everyday lives, in all our relationships with others, even for a moment. Each one of us affects the whole… everyone. This will happen as responsibility is redefined from being an action to the quality of what that action brings

We all have this responsibility – which begins by choosing the quality of energy we express with.

By Karoline Schleiffelder, Goonellabah

Related Reading:
Energetic Responsibility – How Responsible Are We Willing to Be?
Taking True Responsibility for my Behaviour
Energetic Integrity and Energetic Responsibility





410 thoughts on “Responsibility Redefined – it’s in the Quality and not the Action!

  1. Reading this Karoline, I can feel how recognition or wanting to be lauded in any way is poisonous, for if we do things in an energy which is all about us, then we do not see the wider part but only truly care about our bit and being taken care of, and there is a lack of care for the all. For the truth is if we take care of the quality, the all will be taken care of including us.

    1. Very true Monica and all it takes is a moment to clock where we are at and to make a choice by changing our movements. It is that simple… I know and have felt it so yet I can still hold on to making the choice a complication.

  2. “The quality takes care of the action.”
    Once our quality is felt, honoured and choosen, our action is impulsed from it. There is grace in choosing to live the quality we are.

  3. How does what I am doing feel? Shifting my focus in this direction, rather than focusing on what and how much I do has been life changing. It’s building to the point where I am starting to value the quality more than quantity of the action or even what is the action when compared to the world around me.

  4. This is an excellent summary of what energetic responsibility is about: “Responsibility is redefined from being an action to the quality of what that action brings.” You describe a level of responsibility that we have yet to step up to as a society where it is at present all about security and looking after oneself and those deemed closest. And we will get there when we realise that what we are doing and how we are doing it is not working and very draining of our vitality – it is just a question of time.

  5. “We affect others by our attitude, our ways of communication, how we live, how we walk, talk, our beliefs, our ideals, how we look after ourselves – not one aspect of our lives remains hidden as it comes through us in our quality.” This returns to another area Serge Benhayon has presented on, that of “one life”. For there cannot be any compartments to life that are of more value than another & if so the areas that are any less responsible will not only be an energetic drain on the whole but also allow an opening that unsettles the foundation we move and express from everyday.

  6. So very true Karoline , we have a responsibility to be all that we are in truth and reflect that to the world , to not do so is hurting another .

  7. We can all feel the difference in our bodies between an action based on quality, and the rush and push of a reaction. The trick is to correct it as soon as we feel it so we can raise our quality in alignment with our potential.

  8. “Responsibility then becomes about quality rather than action.” this is a great realization, as it exposes the way we have made responsibility as a burden and therefore, we avoid it when in truth it is a quality we all hold within and just need to develop a relationship with.

  9. Our main issue with embracing responsibility is the fact that through the quality we reflect to others we have an impact in the world helping to reproduce those aspects we do not like of it. It is only when we embody this understanding that we are in position to change our feeling regarding responsibility.

  10. As a society we are so caught up in how things look on the surface. This approach to life allows all manner of ills to continue without question because things ‘look good’ on the outside. Yet it is the true quality of an expression that is the defining feature to whether something is healing or harming, and has nothing to do with behaviour.

  11. Children are very acute in guessing the intentions behind the adult actions. I can see it everyday at school, as they only respond to true care, not the care that sometimes we as adults pretend while are thinking in other things. They clearly feel and only respond to truth and love. This is something that makes me reflect on the natural human condition (that resides in everyone from our childhood) through which we can read the energetic imprint we leave with every action. So if that imprint exists and is felt, we are responsible of its effects around us. How would be the education system for example if we as educators would take responsibility not only for the curriculum but also for our emanation in our expression and life? Maybe we would be fully received and understood by the students, and maybe we would be the role models they need to also be responsible in their life.

  12. The quality of breath is determined by our choice of will, and the more we allow our true will to lead us, the more love we will embed. It is for us to determine what true love is and what is not – to experience, and to understand what it is we need to let go of to live from this loving place within us – again.. It is actually that simple. All it requires is an honesty to our way of living and intentions.

  13. Energetic quality… Once we start to experience and understand this it becomes something that is extremely beautiful and redefines so much of our lives… From music to movement, to exercise, to relationships.

  14. It is amazing how we have all been tricked by the redefinition of the word ‘responsibility’ that is bandied around like a football between us all. The indulgent spirit likes to mock at it, avoid and make it a very uncool thing. But it is deeply beautiful, full of joy such a loveliness that cannot be even described in earthly words.

  15. We cannot hide anything no matter what we think or how hard we try… it is impossible as everything is energy. The more I accept and let go of any judgement of those movements I try to hide the more I allow myself to be seen. I know I cannot get away with things so I would much rather be honest to the best of my ability and come clean than pretend and ignore what is going on.

  16. To be with anything with Love as the focus before all else is a game changer and I can feel how expansive that is for all of us, we move beyond our little I to the broader us and the all.

  17. I still have an idea that responsibility is about ‘doing’ it. It was good to read and be reminded that it is more about our quality and through this what we reflect to others.

  18. We express truth but what is the quality we express it in? If there is any reaction whatsoever we feel it. It is a responsibility to express truth but an equal responsibility to deliver it with the utmost of love.

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