My tongue is in my hand…

No man is an island

Posted on: July 15, 2008

It takes an intense amount of humility and courage to look at yourself in the mirror and acknowledge you need help and then turn around and look at someone else and ask for it.

So often, people view strength as someone who doesn’t need help. But that’s such a false concept, because we all need help in one way or another. We all need support. We all need. We are not self sufficient. And when we try to be we expect too much of ourselves from ourselves and do not ask for enough from others.  In turn, we do not offer enough to others.

I think of suburban America when I think of this because each family is supposed to exist on their own and any help needed or used is paid for which completely depletes the sense of community that can come from the give and take between people.

To acknowledge we are complementary beings. Part of a masterpiece. There is something bigger than us. Bigger than the day to day. Bigger than what we can see in our foresight or hindsight. Bigger. We are part of something bigger. Isn’t that a relief?

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