9 Personal Responsibilities

We have a hierarchy of 9 personal responsibilities.

Environmental: We have a responsibility to ensure that the surroundings where we spend our time and the situations in which we place ourselves are healthy for us. A healthy living environment starts with doing the household chores. Unhealthy environments also include places with a lot of sensory pollution (e.g. loud noises).

Nutritional: We have a responsibility to take only healthy food and drinks. For instance, we should avoid stimulants, sugary and artificial drinks which can cause dependency and other health problems.

Bodily: We have a responsibility to ensure that our body has sufficient care. Physical checkups, dental appointments, daily aerobic exercises, maintaining good hygiene are good ways to support our body.

Financial: We have a responsibility to stay in good financial health so that we have enough money to live a sustainable lifestyle. Having good cashflow, staying debt-free, avoiding risky investments, keeping enough savings, and having sufficient insurance coverage are good ways to support our finances.

Spiritual: We have a responsibility to stay in good spiritual health so that we can be constantly inspired to live our purpose in life. Staying connected to our Higher Power, doing meaningful work and making the world a better place are good ways to strengthen our spiritual health.

Intellectual: We have a responsibility to keep developing our mind and expanding our knowledge. Learning new facts, skills and ideas can provide a good foundation. Engaging in intellectually intensive work such as solving problems, design work, programming, translation and writing research papers can help further.

Emotional: We have a responsibility to stay in good emotional health. Reflecting on and expressing our emotions, plus questioning our beliefs, are ways to maintain a positive and open attitude to life.

Sensual: We have a responsibility to enjoy our life in the body in a wholesome and balanced manner. Enjoying sensual experiences such as music, dancing, massages and eating delicious food can help make life much easier to live.

Social: We have a responsibility to develop healthy relationships with others and fulfill our social roles (including within our own family). Finding a place where we belong, as well as people who we can share our innermost world with, provides much meaning and pleasure in life.