Is fear your responsibility?
The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice.
When you are fearful, you have chosen wrongly. That is why you feel responsible for it. You must change your mind, not your behavior (fear), and this is a matter of willingness.
The correction of fear is your responsibility. When you ask for release from fear, you are implying that it is not.
T-2 VI. 3 & 4
Any decision of the mind will affect both behavior and experience (fear). T-5. V. 7
I will rewrite the last two lines of the first quote for clarity:
The correction of the thought of fear in your mind is your responsibility. When you ask for release from the experience or feeling of fear you are implying that it is not.
The fear we feel is just an effect of a decision in our mind. We can never be responsible for effects because that would be crazy or irresponsible! But that is what we usually believe. We do things to change our fearful feelings because we think what we feel is the problem.
This makes them feel responsible for their errors (fear) without recognizing that, by accepting this responsibility, they are acting irresponsibly.
You would be responsible for the effects (fear) of all your wrong thinking if it could not be undone. T-5. V. 7
Fear can only be undone in the mind by changing our thinking and choosing the thought of Love rather than the thought of fear.
This correction is difficult because we are usually not aware of the mind, its thoughts, or inner choice. We also need help because we are not motivated or consistently disciplined to return to our mind.
You should ask … for help in the conditions that have brought the fear about. These conditions always entail a willingness to be separate. At that level you can help it. T-2 VI. 4
We need help to look at our desire or wish for something other than love. We need to ask for help to remember that we want love and not fear.
Forgiveness and the miracle help us look within our mind and remember the power of choice. Then we recognize without guilt that we are responsible for our decision. Our desire to choose love grows as we see ourselves as worthy of love.
But the first step is using our feeling differently. Not rushing to try and solve of fix them but seeing they tell us something valuable. They tell us what inner choice we have made and that is really helpful when the solution is in the mind!