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

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

  1. If we take responsibility to a deeper level, every choice and action we make is not about recognition or self-gain but about love. When we are willing to live this level of responsibility everything we experience and see is simply magic, love is always about encompassing everyone.

  2. Responsibility has a more living quality when we see it as a movement made in quality. It becomes clearer and more about the connection of our movements from our body and our feelings as one. So our responsibility is then to choose what movements we want to express. Either ones with love or the latter, the simplicity in responsibility when we look at the world in this way is very beautiful to feel and to explore in our daily living too, which gives us the opportunity to constantly refine how we move and to what quality we move in.

  3. A fundamental key to bringing our world to a place of unity is shared here. Taking responsibility for the quality we bring to life literally changes the game. It gives back to each of us power over how we hold ourselves and how we engage in life. Nothing is more settling than again knowing we can make this choice, and choosing it.

  4. Responsibility as not just being what we do but the quality of how we do it, that’s a whole other level and one we are all innately capable of, it’s about being present in all we do and being honest about what we are doing and why and asking that simple question – is this from Love?

  5. This is like a breath of the clearest, fresh air– ‘the quality takes care of the action’. What a loving way to transform the push to purpose.

  6. It is gorgeous that you have exposed responsibility as being more than just doing but inclusive of the expression of a quality that affects not only our bodies but the world and everyone in it if not done with love. This is profound and deeply transformational should this wisdom be embraced and lived in all areas of our lives.

  7. Responsibility then becomes about quality rather than action. The quality takes care of the action. Love this and it can be that simple and when we bring quality to everything we do, everything that is needed is already there.

  8. “Responsibility then becomes about quality rather than action. The quality takes care of the action. ” I used to think responsibility was a serious hard business. Universal Medicine has redefined this for me. The quality with which we do anything is the most important thing. What then follows is then taken care of.

  9. We have missed another whole layer in life when we made responsibility about our actions rather than the quality in which with live.

  10. Thanks Caroline…. Yes the waters of responsibility run truly deep, and once the window of awareness of energetic responsibility is opened, then, as you say, life is never the same.

  11. I agree being overly responsible is one way of seeking validation and approval when all the time the value is in who we are not we do.

  12. I could read these words every day Karoline, just to remind myself of what my focus is! ‘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.’ Thank you for these wise words and for the quality in which you have presented them.

  13. When I feel like I am lacking in something in my life it never gets resolved by doing more, it does change though when I change the energy and thus how I am doing things. This shows it is not so much about what we do but how we do it.

  14. What an incredible question – “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”?” This would turn most charitable acts on their heads if we stopped and asked ourselves this question and sifted through the responses.

  15. I have been noticing the profound effects of choosing love on those around me. People seem more open to choosing love themselves and this knock on effect is just gorgeous.

  16. It is easy to start living responsibly by simply living our life in a way how we like the world to be and not only in certain situations but in a moment to moment rhythm, living the quality that we know is true for us. This alone will bring a big shift into our today’s disharmonious and often cruel world.

  17. It is interesting that the word energetic before responsibility is necessary to qualify and define responsibility for what it really is; this in itself is already telling of our relationship with responsibility.

  18. “The quality takes care of the action” is such a gem of wisdom, inspiration and a loving invitation to commit fully to the purpose of contributing to life with what is needed. A very different approach and absolutely freeing from the confined feeling of should do for self-survival.

  19. Responsibility effects not only us, but all those around us and it is definitely in the quality of our movements where our responsibility starts.

  20. “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” This is beautiful and allows a freedom and joy as a way of living and movement with true purpose and changes everything.

  21. When we clock markers in our day of what it means to feel and be the absolute love we naturally are it is a disservice to ourselves and to humanity to live anything less without perfection.

  22. I used to run a mile from responsibility thinking that just was how I was and I couldn’t change and have just realised how far I have come but also how far I still have to go.

  23. The focus on getting things done seems to me one of the most familiar behaviours that keep me from choosing a quality that is truly responsible. The satisfaction of achieving or getting things done is hollow when we apply energetic quality to the equation.

  24. “We all have this responsibility – which begins by choosing the quality of energy we express with.” How on earth can we possibly think of ourselves as responsible when we are not being loving with ourselves and following on from this with our every thought, word and deed.

  25. ” 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”, when we stop to truly reflect on how our attitude effects others, we can see that our every movement is taken into consideration. The knock on effect can be so harming if we choose to be irresponsible.

  26. “Responsibility then becomes about quality rather than action” – it is very clear that quality always is defined before the action that follows. Put simply, when you put lentils in your soup you will have lentil soup, if you instead choose peas it will be pea soup. Same is with every action and thus the result when considered under the aspect of quality.

    1. This is a great example Alex. Responsibility indeed requires us to be clear what ingredient we put into the soup, or what quality in our choices, when we know they will be feeding and impacting so many.

  27. I love the heading of this blog, ‘responsibility redefined’. Why do we need to redefine responsibility? Because we have changed the meaning of the word over time. We have changed it from meaning r’responsible’ to meaning ‘looking like I’m responsible while I am not being so’. Hence the need for a redefinition.

  28. As I experience a forever deepening and expanding of the qualities I know as well as the ones I get to know by the expansion and letting go of impositions I wonder if also the levels of and understanding for responsibility may deepen, expand and be reassessed again and again.

  29. The bigger picture on responsibility Karoline, that it’s not just about what we do but what we reflect, so how we are in what we do, and the amazing thing about this is that even the smallest thing in this has an impact, and it ripples out well beyond us – we have huge power in what we can reflect and impact.

  30. If the quality that we live in is to respond to life rather than react we indeed are living with more responsibility.

  31. Responsibility is a loaded word. In most instances, it is a word used to refer to someone who did something that should not be done. As such, to be responsible is synonym of problematic and punishment. As such, we all learn to avoid being pointed out as being ‘responsible’ of something that went wrong.
    There is a less popularly known angle to it as well. We are responsible for ourselves, for the quality of our being, for what we transpire from our being or doing (good and bad). We are responsible for our choices. And, our choices have consequences. Once we introduce energetic responsibility into the equation, though and, we then realize that responsibility is the only way to expand and evolve. Thanks to it, responsibility ceases to be a bad word to become a precious one.

  32. It is revelatory to consider that responsibility could actually start with our relationship with ourselves and from there the quality that we then bring to everyone and everything that we do. Energetic responsibility highlights to me the importance and power of the quality of our presence and how we are in everything that we do – whether we are trying to please another, get recognition in some other way, hide and withdraw or just allow ourselves to be who we truly are without attachments but with full and deepening commitment to life…

  33. I find being aware of my energetic responsibility very liberating. The reason is because in some way we all know how much we affect each other and are affected by each other even if we don’t always admit it to ourselves. When I allow myself to be aware of what I always knew it makes it much more simple for me to make a loving choice and to act responsibly and that is actually a much more nourishing and awesome way to live.

  34. I love this article as it presents true responsibility and more and more I grasp that there is a possibility to feel another dimension and taking responsibility we can feel this more and more consistantly and bring this in our reality.

  35. The “quality takes care of the action”, more and more I see how I have lived affects what I present, so although preparation can be important, if I am presenting something, the quality I bring through is from the way I have lived, not an underlying knowledge I have learned.

  36. It’s no wonder we taint responsibility and make it seem like a burden when we are trying to ‘cover up’ our unloving ways in looking the part and doing the ‘right’ thing – when we can instead surrender to true responsibility in being love first – then doing second – no effort required.

  37. Interesting how we have deemed responsibility to be about tasks and being honest and good – when true energetic responsibility is not confined to any such action at all. When we understand that everything is energy first and that we are not the sources of energy but the expressing vehicles of it – then responsibility makes a whole lot more sense.

  38. The quality in which we move in is a great indicator or a barometer on how we are moving in life every single day and this barometer changes and shifts depending on our connection to these movements. The integrity and purpose found in each movement is a great measure on how far we are willing to explore and learn from our bodies and when we listen and feel how it wants to move the quality within that movement shifts and it is from here we can learn a great deal in regards to true energetic responsibility and how this shapes the world.

  39. Responsibility is one of those amazing things that just expands and feeds back greater and greater responsibility as we live it more and more, and it is a joy and not arduous at all.

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