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How walking in wisdom, and accountability can improve you mentally and spiritually.

Updated on February 29, 2016

Walking in truth means walking into healing.

  • Walking in acceptance Means... Understanding who I am.
  • Taking responsibility Means... blaming "man" isn't part of the plan.
  • I'm learning to be accountable...

Because through wisdom I've come to know. That walking in humility is the only way my spirit will grow.

Knowledge leads to understanding; understanding and action leads to wisdom.

There comes a time when we begin to search for the meaning of life and our purpose in it. This poem is a refection of my inner thoughts as I searched for healing and truth.

As I began to reflect on my past, and the mistakes that I made, I discovered that I wouldn't be able to heal unless I turned my eyes inward and learned to take responsibility for the choices that I made.

Walking in wisdom means walking in truth. The truth about yourself, the truth about others and the truth about life. The root of pain begins when we avoid things that are too difficult to deal with and it's so easy to blame other's instead of taking responsibility for not understanding.

Taking responsibility is hard because it means searching ourselves and not others. It's easy to see where other's need work, but painful to see our own weaknesses and flaws. Although ignorance can be blissful it's detrimental to our mental health and spiritual growth.

I always ran from situations that were unpleasant, eventually, I became rooted in pain. Learning this about myself was hurtful, however, because I understood where my stumbling blocks were, I was able to make changes in my life that gave me peace; and this is why I say 'It's not what you know...but what you understand that brings change'. You may know something, but unless you understand it, and be willing to change from it, things will always stay the same.

Responsibilities means Possibilities!

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Many health professionals feel that depression has been under-treated and antidepressants are helpful for people suffering from depression and anxiety. On the other hand, some people feel depression and anxiety is a persons way of not coping, and that pharmaceutical companies have made a fortune out of giving people quick fixes instead of trying to provide real healing.

Responsibility = power.


Ignorance is bliss....but there's healing in the truth.

Jesus Christ came and brought truth to the world. He says: " I Am the truth. "I Am the light". The light is the clarity in which we can see. The darkness means blindness and ignorant of the truth. I remember when I walked in darkness. I would do things that I knew were not right and it seemed as if I got away with it more often than not. However, when I began to be filled with wisdom I noticed I didn't get away with anything, I was held accountable for every thought and every choice I made.

This brought me a lot of stress until I began to see that I began to make better choices and became more consciously aware of the things I said and did. I understood there would be consequences for my choices good or bad, and I would have to live with the choice I made. I began to examine my motives and re-examine my past and saw clearly choices I made and choices I could have made that would have eliminated much of my stress . This gift of understanding brought healing to my life. I began to heal old wounds as I learned to be responsible for the choices I made and, became more humble as I learned the power of forgiveness.

Learn to forgive and shame the devil.


Forgiveness is like medicine for the heart.

Forgiving was a very hard thing for me to do. My mouth would say it but my heart was a different matter entirely. Unforgiveness makes the heart sick. It's a stumbling block which keeps us from moving forward and block future opportunities. I once had a friend who did not treat me well and I blamed them for years, although I tried hard to forgive them I found I could not until I understood why.

We've all heard the saying how forgiveness is not for the other person but for yourself. I'm going to say it differently. You can't forgive the other person until you forgive yourself first. I had to take responsibility for not understanding myself- for not understanding myself worth- and choosing to stay in a situation where I was not valued. I am responsible for my own life and that includes how people see me and treat me. We don't live in a perfect world I can't demand that people respect me. I can however, remove myself from any situation where I don't feel respected. Once I held myself accountable I learned from my mistakes, learning from my mistakes allowed the healing and forgiveness I needed for myself which eventually extended to the other person.

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A summary of this article.

  • Walk in acceptance: Accept who you are as a person, your abilities, your strength's and weakness's. As with everything on earth we are constantly growing, changing, evolving. Mistakes are only mistakes if you never learn from them.
  • Take responsibility: Taking responsibility helps you move forward in life holding on to anger and bitterness stunts your spiritual growth and if you're stuck in the past you're missing a beautiful future.
  • Hold yourself accountable for every choice you make although this may be hard because (lets face it} we are use to blaming everyone else for our problems, this mind-set will hinder you. Holding yourself accountable allows you to make better choices.
  • Be humble: Never be too embarrassed to admit or show areas in which you are struggling with, you can never strengthen yourself from your weakness, if you hide it in the dark. Talk with someone you can trust, your pastor, or church if you go, or, my personal confidante, the Lord. Acknowledging to God that you need Him is the "beginning of healing" and the bible says " a humble heart is the Lords delight."



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      Dana Tate 4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Harriett you are right the Lord does say His people will perish for lack of knowledge. And although religion is a choice and I respect that. there is always someone looking for a reason to have faith and sometimes your faith is the only thing people will see.

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      Dana Tate 4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Thank you Alonzo for your kind words and your inspiration. It just motivates me to share more. thanks for commenting and stopping by.

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      Dana Tate 4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Chocolate I agree it is easier to turn a blind eye nowadays. Life is hard enough without focusing on things that are " negative" But life has a way of coming back to bite you if you don't deal with things head on. Blessings and cursings comes from the choices you make. If you choose to deal with things...your life is easier because you don't leave skeletons in your closet. However, if you avoid things you can't deal with, and they reoccur your life can feel cursed...thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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      Alonzo 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, this is a very inspiring poem.

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      Chocolate 4 years ago

      Ignorance and tuning a blind eyes is blissful, no one wants to deal with the ugliness of life. The truth hurts but it's the understanding you get from the truth that brings healing knowledge is always power....Beautiful, this is my favorite of all you are a very wise woman Dana Tate, this is a definite vote up!

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      Harriett 4 years ago

      Walking in truth is the only way to go, unfortunately some people never come to that wisdom. That is why the bible says: " My people will perish from lack of knowledge...good proverb

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      Dana Tate 5 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Thank you Yadaiyah, the world would be a lot better if people did start taking accountability and responsibility for their actions and not blame everyone and everything. Thank's for commenting.

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      Dana Tate 5 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      i agree careermommy, thank you so much for commenting.

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      Yadaiyah LaSakalhaahmath 5 years ago

      yo it's me again...this poem is pretty deep very good work i believe a lot of people would benefit and "heal" if they took the time to do what is mentioned in this poem, especially accountability...Shalawam

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      Tirralan Watkins 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Dana, I think accountability is missing in a lot of arenas of our life, whether it be work, or home, etc. I think the that vital piece can aid in us growing and becoming better people. Very nice, thought provoking poem.

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      Dana Tate 5 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Naturalife, again, thank you for your beautiful words of encouragement. Taking responsibility for my choices and not blaming anyone else was- and still is, the hardest thing I ever had to do. But once I started doing it, I seen not only spiritual growth, but also blessings......

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      O William 5 years ago

      Hi Dana,

      This is the piece of wisdom I need "walking in humility is the only way my spirit will grow". I have past mistakes that I don't think I have really taken responsibility. I'm so grateful I came across this message.



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