Self-Responsibility in Action

 ~ A Universal Tributes Course ~


With honesty and kindness, I take responsibility for my own choices and allow others to do the same.


To support individuals as they learn to monitor their inner state and choose outer actions that serve the wellbeing of self and others


    1. To observe the dynamic relationship between your inner state and your choice of appropriate actions
    2. To practice choice by speaking the truth with honesty and kindness
    3. To experience the self-responsibility of choosing your beliefs, attitudes, speech and actions and allowing others to do the same
    4. To choose to use life experiences as opportunities to heal, grow and serve
    Choice translates into change only when it is preceded by purpose and followed by action.


    Are you seeking to find meaning and purpose in your life? Do you wish to strengthen your ability to make choices that support living your life fully and completely in a world of constant challenge and change? Would you like to have a tool that helps you see yourself and others through “spiritual eyes”?  Are you looking for ways to learn how to be self-responsible for your thoughts, actions, and words?

    Carefully read and consider the Universal Tributes Courses introductory page.  Ask yourself if now is the time to devote yourself to beginning (or deepening) your spiritual journey using the psychological-spiritual tool of the ten Universal Tributes.

    The four-week course on the Universal Tribute CHOICE supports your power to choose through the understanding and practice of Tribute Five:  With honesty and kindness, I take responsibility for my own choices and allow others to do the same. As part of making your decision to enroll, carefully read the program requirements and time commitments listed below.

    Topics Covered

      • Tribute Five and Tenets: With honesty and kindness, I take responsibility for my own choices and allow others to do the same.
      • Understanding and Practicing Choice
      • Understanding and Practicing Self-Responsibility
      Attaining self-responsibility for one's actions and reactions leads to inner freedom and gives the gift
      of conscious choice.


          • Follow the designated study steps and complete reading and worksheet assignments on schedule
          • Spend approximately one-half to one hour each day to complete the four-week study program
          • Send designated worksheets to assigned faculty member
          • Apply course material in personal and work life
          • Discuss completed assignments and handouts in phone calls with your assigned faculty member, plus additional contact by email as needed
          • Lesson cannot be extended past the original four-week period

          Course Tuition: $100

          Reference: Susan S. Trout, PhD, Born to Serve: The Evolution of the Soul Through Service. Alexandria, VA: Three Roses Press, ©1997.

          Disclaimer: The Institute for the Advancement of Service does not provide medical or mental health care.  As such, practices, courses, and study programs are not intended to be psychotherapy, medical therapy, or a substitute for either one.  Participants are required to assume self-responsibility for their wellbeing by seeking, when appropriate, psychological and medical professional care.

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