When things go wrong it’s easy to blame
to project onto others or circumstances
but fact is that I need to step up,
own that I said or did the wrong thing

As mere mortals we have unskilful moments
yet shifting the blame is quite insane
… I have to own my direct responsibility
and this goes much deeper for when I

Don’t keep my word, tell lies or slander another
for these cause great grief and it’s my belief
that I need to take responsibility for every action
or inaction, keep my word and be kind to others

Try to be more mindful of my woeful mistakes
don’t seek to blame or make excuses
face up, apologise and make amends
this is mature emotional responsibility