Rights and Responsibilities

Written by on October 26, 2005 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

You have The Right to Think your own thoughts, to have your own ideas, to hold your own beliefs – spiritual or otherwise and The Responsibility to Discern the truth, to research and analyze, to question and consider all possibilities, to recognize signs of deceit and manipulation, and take a stand against them in others and in yourself.

You have The Responsibility to Think, to use the mind you were given, to develop your ability to create new thoughts, hold new possibilities and envision new dreams and The Right to Discern, to empower yourself, to be responsible for what you believe, to decide what is right, to judge with wisdom, to know when to trust and when not to trust.

You have The Right to Speak your own mind using your own voice, to articulate your beliefs, express your opinions and convey your emotions, and The Responsibility to Be Accountable for your words, to speak the truth; to acknowledge your power, the impact you have through your words and to listen to ascertain what that impact is, to speak from as clean a place as possible.

You have The Responsibility to Speak to let others know how you feel, to be unambiguous, to speak out and take a stand against injustice, to speak out and take a stand for what’s right and The Right to Be Accountable, to own your own power, to refuse to let anyone make or keep you a victim; to utilize the power of choice and the empowerment of determining the meaning of your experiences; to learn and grow, to change and effect change in your world.

You have The Right to Live your dreams, to develop your potential in a way that blesses you and the world; to live creatively, successfully, to experience love and laughter and to receive the fullness and abundance of life and The Responsibility to Love the Earth and all her children – the elements, the plants, animals and people, including yourself; to care about the world you are a part of, giving of yourself and letting others give to you.ÂÂ

You have The Responsibility to Live your dreams, to live as if you mattered, because you do; to leave your mark, to express your spirit in such a way as to make this world – whether the world of one person or the world of many – a better place for you having been here and The Right to Love, to belong, to have a sense of community, family, to experience intimacy and tenderness, to know the joy of loving and being loved, to be a part of something greater.

You have the right and the responsibility, along with every other human being.


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About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, using spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. Demian is a traveler on the healing journey with a lifelong love affair with the creative process. .


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