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The Responsibility of being Oneself

Girish Borkar
3 min readMay 19, 2024

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At the core of our spiritual journey lies a profound responsibility — the responsibility of being oneself. It is a call to authenticity, a sacred duty to honour the unique essence that resides within each of us.

Being oneself is not merely about embracing one’s strengths and talents; it is about embracing the totality of our being — the light and the shadow, the joy and the pain. It requires the courage to confront our fears and insecurities, to peel back the layers of conditioning and societal expectations, and to stand naked in the truth of who we are.

In a world that often demands conformity and uniformity, being oneself is a radical act of rebellion. It is a refusal to be moulded into someone else’s image, a declaration of sovereignty over one’s own life. It is about reclaiming the power to live authentically, unapologetically, and fully.

Yet, with this freedom comes great responsibility. For to be oneself is not just a personal journey; it is a sacred trust bestowed upon us by the universe. It is a recognition that each of us has a unique role to play in the tapestry of existence, a divine purpose waiting to be fulfilled.

The responsibility of being oneself extends beyond the individual to the collective. For when we honour our own truth, we inspire others to do the same. Our authenticity becomes a beacon of light, illuminating the path for others to follow. In embracing our uniqueness, we give others permission to do the same, creating a ripple effect of liberation and empowerment.

But being oneself is not always easy. It requires vulnerability, resilience, and a willingness to embrace the unknown. It means stepping into the discomfort of uncertainty, trusting in the wisdom of the heart, and surrendering to the flow of life.

Yet, it is in this surrender that we find true freedom. For when we let go of the need to control and manipulate, when we release the grip of fear and doubt, we open ourselves to the infinite possibilities that lie beyond. We become vessels for divine expression, channels through which the universe can work its magic.

The responsibility of being oneself is also a path of self-discovery and self-mastery. It requires deep introspection, self-awareness, and a commitment to personal growth. It means facing our inner demons, confronting our shadows, and embracing the light that shines within.

But the rewards of this journey are immeasurable. For in being oneself, we find a sense of wholeness and completeness that transcends external circumstances. We discover a deep sense of purpose and meaning that infuses every aspect of our lives with richness and depth.

Ultimately, the responsibility of being oneself is a sacred trust — one that requires courage, integrity, and unwavering commitment. It is a journey of self-empowerment, self-expression, and self-realisation. And it is a journey that leads us back to the truth of who we are — the divine beings of light and love that we were always meant to be.

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Girish Borkar

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