Asking for help is an act of courage

Break free from the idea that seeking help makes you appear weak

We all need help from time to time. It’s pretty certain that, just as we did in the early stages of life, we will need some assistance during the other stages too. So why not use your life to practise receiving, to learn the art of asking for and accepting help?

Asking for help is an act of courage

We’re all afraid to reach out and ask for help because of a reason. We share with each other an unconscious thought­—if everyone else appears to be doing okay, I should also appear okay and be able to manage without asking for help. A cry for help is considered sinister and something to be avoided. To appear weak frightens us. When we can bring those or similar thoughts up into our consciousness and recognise them, we can begin to let them go. Then we are able to be honest with each other and create mutually helpful relationships quite naturally.

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This was first published in the December 2013 issue of Complete Wellbeing.

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