Why do we human beings have such a hard time accepting support? Recently I went through a challenging family process, and the minute I talked with an expert, I felt the weight of the world life from my shoulders.
I was no further along that 60 seconds prior, but I FELT lots more peaceful and hopeful. I knew that others had traveled a similar path and come out okay. Perhaps even stronger.
However, that was easy because it was a situation I did not know much about. Most of the time I avoid asking for help and support. I want to be independent, capable, self-sufficient. Mostly, I want to avoid feeling like I owe others.
That’s the big joke. One of the best ways to deepen a relationship is to truly be of service. We humans like to help. We like to feel useful. I believe it’s a rare situation where the helper feels like the person they have helped owes them. It’s one of the best ways to deepen a relationship is to truly be of service.
So this week I will ask for support at least one time when I REALLY do not want to. Who wants to join me?