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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – The Dalai Lama
What is the definition of compassion?
It is a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
Unfortunately, most people deprive themselves and others from practicing compassion.
“If you ever feel like you’re not in complete control of your decisions, seek help.” – Trent Hamm
Our small problems amplify when we find it hard to seek help.
When we mess things up, we find it hard to admit it and hence we try to hide, instead of asking people for help.
People can’t help you if you are not willing to help yourself.
We are not super genius at everything in life. We are human beings who try and miss or hit our targets.
When we hit we celebrate with others and when we miss we should also seek help from others.
Because, there are people who have been there and done it before you. A simple tip from someone who have been in your situation before can save your life!
Instead of feeling jealous of people who are already successful or doing better than you, try asking them for advice. Try to find out what they are doing differently. Learn from their mistakes and let them guide you.
Stop thinking of yourself as a strong independent wo/man with no mistakes. Ask for help when you need it.
Fact is, people love to help each other. Give others the opportunity to enjoy helping you and feel proud of giving someone they care about a hand.
Make room for helpful people in your life and offer help to others whenever you can.
Seeking help is a super simple way to solve your life’s pressing problems and fill your life with more joy and genuine compassion.
“Everything you can imagine is real.” ~Pablo Picasso
If you imagine that people are helpful and will be happy to support you, this will be the reality and you will surround yourself with compassionate people.
If you imagine that people will laugh at you and consider you a jerk, this will be the reality and you will live lonely.
Simplify your life today by seeking help in situations that you lost control over.
“He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.” – Danish Proverb
People love hearing that others have messed things up, so that they can either offer help
or learn from their mistakes.
Remember, today’s mishaps are often tomorrow’s anecdotes!
In his blog, Midway Simplicity, Mohamed Tohami shares simple living ideas that fall midway between extreme frugality & radical minimalism and the hoarder’s extreme fear of deprivation. If you’re looking for more mainstream simple living ideas that are not too harsh for your lifestyle, then give a visit to Tohami’s Midway Simplicity blog and grab your copy of The 30-Day Simplicity Challenge e-book.
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