Asking for help is never an easy thing for us.
Especially from those closest to us, our friends, our family, and our community.
Yet those are the very people who would want to help us the most.
Our ego, our sense of self-sufficiency, our sense of independence, stops us from asking.
And that is a mistake. It is a mistake for many reasons.
First, we are not independent. We are inter-dependent. We cannot survive without each other, and we are not designed to.
Second, when we do not ask for help we are denying others the chance to give. If those closest to us knew how much we needed their help, they would open their arms and their hearts without a second thought. We would do the same.
Third, when we do not ask for help we are denying ourselves the opportunity for true self-care. Being supported by others around us is how we are born, and often, how we die. We all need to feel that support throughout our lives, just as we feel the need to support others.
It is not selfish and it is not a sign of weakness to need other’s support. It is a sign of being human, in a world of humans.
The more we allow ourselves to rely on others, and for others to rely on us, the more we foster community and appreciation.
It brings us all closer together, instead of separating us and tearing us apart.
Do you need help? Can you ask for help?
We are all here to help!
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant