When do you recognize you need some help?
When do you stop and realize that no matter what you have tried, maybe you need outside assistance? When do you accept that maybe it’s time to ask for help, seek treatment, or start taking the medications to restore balance?
This is a matter of Positivity. Knowing that you need help, and then getting it is incredibly powerful. Nothing is more positive than acknowledging limitations and then getting assistance to overcome them.
We often receive conflicting messages on the notion of getting help. On the one hand we are encouraged to seek assistance, and to ourselves help others. On the other hand, we are encouraged to do for ourselves, and to hold tightly to what we have and only help when we reach overflowing ourselves. Help is good, help is bad. Seeking help makes us stronger. Seeking help makes us weaker.
There is a difference between seeking help with something, and allowing outside influence to alter out paths in life. Seeking help is an acknowledgement of too little information, or a need for assistance to pass a barrier or get from one point to another. Outside influence is taking the ideas of others, unsolicited, and accepting them as our own, even when we don’t truly want that which we are being persuaded to take.
When we realize we are stuck, or lacking information, or in need of a hand for something, we are building positivity because it feels good for most to give help, and we feel good when we receive it. Help doesn’t always come from a person, it can come from a book, a random source in information, food before a sugar crash, water when we are dehydrated, or medication to restore a chemical imbalance in our brain.
Why is seeking help positive? Because we all have limitations. We all need a hand sometimes, and asking for help should not be a matter of shame, but one of pride. Everybody needs help from time to time…EVERYBODY. Recognizing that, we can use seeking help as a means to generate positivity, both for ourselves and for those who can offer us the help we need.
People abuse seeking help less often than some realize. Most people only seek help when they really need it. So long as we make the best efforts we can to do for ourselves, reaching the point of needing and seeking help remains a positive, because we open ourselves to growth, knowledge, information, and maybe even opportunity when we recognize we need help, and get it.
Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action. Knowing that everybody needs help in one way or another from time to time, we can turn this into a tool to generate and build some major positivity. When we recognized our need for help, and then we seek it out, when all is said and done we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings in the collective consciousness. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the one hundred sixty-eighth entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
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