Taking blame is setting a standard for communicating our thoughts and feelings, working to live up to it, and adjusting along the way as needed.
Someone says something that doesn’t sit well with us for whatever reason.
We may be taking it personally.
Taking blame in this situation would be asking more questions before responding right away.
So instead of clapping right back, let’s take a breath and ask ourselves…
How can we respond with love in this moment?
Responding with love is holding ourselves and our actions accountable.
And we can start by trying to understand the other person’s intentions.
What are they really trying to communicate?
What are they looking to get out of saying it?
Focusing on the why they said it vs what they said.
Communicating thoughts and feelings is tough on EVERYONE. Most people don’t even realize that’s a thing.
Taking blame is realizing that we all play a role, what could we do differently next time?
We’re responsible for all of our actions or lack there of. So why focus on anything else?