How does helping others actually help me?
When I get mine, I’ll help you get yours.
Where is mine?
-Helping others shifts my awareness away from my challenges.
-Why is this person coming to me for my help? Do they trust me? Do they value my input?
-Does this person think I can help them?
-Perhaps I have been through their experience and I can share my experience with them.
Perhaps I can reflect on my own growth in dealing with this particular situation.
-Perhaps by helping someone else realize they will get through this, I may understand that I will get through my challenge as well.
-Can I take my own advice?
-Can I show myself the same care and compassion I am giving others?
-In seeing others get through their challenges, can I know I will find a solution to mine?
-Just like this person seeking my help, can I talk to someone about my situation?
-Am I listening to my inner voice? Can I, just for today, look inside and listen?
-Can I remember that all things have a beginning, a middle and an end? Just like a yoga class. Just like my challenges. Just like that pint of ice cream I ate last night.