Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t.
– Bill Nye, the Science Guy
I used to think that I had to have the answers for every problem in my life. I used to think that I had to fix everything and everybody around me, by myself. I used to think that asking for help showed weakness.
I have learned that others often have a better answer than I ever think of. I have learned that it is not my responsibility, nor within my ability to fix everyone and everything. I have learned that asking for help shows strength. Sometimes, it is not that you are smarter, more knowledgeable, or more capable than me. It is just that you are not me. You have a different perspective, you see things in a different way, you have different life experience to draw upon, and you definitely know something that I don't. I can only gain from asking you for help.
A meditation for March 14, 2013.