Friday, 29 March 2013


Another share from 'Daily Om'.....It made me think how often do we say or hear there is always someone worse off than yourself!!!!I wonder if that is a selfish thought to have or is it an attempt to be ignorant of our own situation for a while.Does it really make you feel better? Nah! not for me .
I do tend to be able to help others a lot easier at times than sorting myself out.A protective confidence kicks in and I will keep going until things are resolved. However,(even thinking about it I can feel myself curl up!) when it comes to getting things sorted for myself, it takes a lot of rummaging to find the same confidence!!!

At some point we have to face our fears and sort them out.Cringeworthy I know,however, the feeling of resolution tends to make you think..I did it,I can do it,It is now done!!!!

Get your cuppa and read on,

"March 27, 2013 Doing for Others Solace in Service by Madisyn Taylor 

 So many times, when we are being of service to others, we find the answer or solution to our own problems. 

 When we feel bad, often our first instinct is to isolate ourselves and focus on what’s upsetting us. Sometimes we really do need some downtime, but many times the best way to get out of the blues quickly is to turn our attention to other people. In being of service to others, paradoxically, we often find answers to our own questions and solutions to our own problems. We also end up feeling more connected to the people around us, as well as empowered by the experience of helping someone. When we reach out to people we can help, we confirm that we are not alone in our own need for support and inspiration, and we also remind ourselves that we are powerful and capable in certain ways. Even as our own problems or moods get the better of us sometimes, there is always someone else who can use our particular gifts and energy to help them out. They, in turn, remind us that we are not the only people in the world with difficulties or issues. We all struggle with the problems of life, and we all feel overwhelmed from time to time, but we can almost always find solace in service. In the most ideal situation, the person we are helping sheds light on our own dilemma, sometimes with a direct piece of advice, and sometimes without saying anything at all. Sometimes just the act of getting our minds out of the obsessive mode of trying to figure out what to do about our own life does the trick. Many great inventors and artists have found that the inspiration they need to get to the next level in their work comes not when they’re working but when they’re walking around the block or doing dishes. We do ourselves and everyone else a great service when we take a break from our sorrows and extend ourselves to someone in need."

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