Why Asking for Help is Hard

We do have to ask ourself why asking for help is hard to do.  Maybe we were brought up to be fiercely independent and not to show weakness.  However at some point in our life we all need help and yet we feel unable to ask for assistance. We prefer instead to soldier on alone, isolated and separated from our family and friends.

But if we really struggle with asking for help from our fellow human beings then it is a good time to remember that help is also available from the inner worlds.  There are enlightened beings who are available at all times to help us. If we can learn to ask, there is a great chance we will get the help we need.  Why asking for help is hard?

As Master Jesus said:

“Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. Everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth?”

Extract from:  The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

Learning to ask for help will change our lives, but there is no doubt that a lack of practise is a burden for all of us. Asking for help is something we just don’t know how to do. Or maybe we are lazy, feel unworthy or the opposite we feel too arrogant to want to ask for help. There are many reasons we are unable to ask.

Whatever the reason or excuse it is time to let go of that old habit and develop a new one.  

If we feel we need help then now is the time to learn to ask for that aid and see how we get on. It is not a difficult thing to learn to do. It just takes action and the more we practice the better we will become at asking for the help we need. If we don’t give it a try how will we ever know if asking for help works to improve our situation?  Be courageous and also humble so when you ask for help you are doing it from the bottom of your heart.

Ask for the meaning of your life so you can transcend the darkness and live in light. Ask for assistance in whatever form you need it.  Ask with truth and compassion. Ask with love in your heart and wait for the response. It’s not a hard thing to do and you might even enjoy the process.

Curated by Liz McCaughey


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