... question to self. Who has helped me?
So many people. So many people in my Life have given me their time, attention, love and care. I’ve received a lot in my Life and unfortunately I don’t think I’ve given much back. And as I write on these thoughts I feel sad for not having, in some cases, the chance to say/do a proper thank you gesture. From a passing friend, to a teacher or a simple casual helper, there are many people in my Life I wish I could say Thank you. And I know we all share this sort of emotional debt, so how can we give back?
Some people don’t like to accept others help and for some reason they tend to believe they live on their own means and energy, but come on, how can you think that? Even if you bred animals, grew your own vegetables, weaved your own clothes and spent your existence in some far away cage you would still need that occasional shopping for something, or lets just think a bit ahead, we don’t actually come to this world just by ourselves, right? Someone gave birth to you. So let’s cut the bullshit on individualism's and come to terms that we all need a good “neighbor”. We need each other. If what you’re scared off is to loose yourself in that sometimes blind process called “education” then take some action, educate yourself, read, think, share and re-think.
Once you’ve got it under your belt, once you feel secure and confident, then be that person who once helped you to someone else. Be here and now, no but, no if, no maybe, be here and now and give forward what you’ve received and learned and keep learning about this Life.
“Peace can exist only in the present moment. It is ridiculous to say “Wait until I finish this, then I will be free to live in peace.” What is “this”? A diploma, a job, a house, the payment of a debt? If you think that way, peace will never come.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Just remember, your world is your own design, there is no comparison to anyone’s world, anywhere. You see, think and feel things through your own lenses. We tend to take things personally, as if the other could get inside our head and understand our perception of things. No one can, remember this, but your friends, the people that care for you, will give you that space and so should you give to them. Be compassionate, here and now, and play.
"(...) Steal your heart
Give it away
Attached your head to you heart before it strays"