It is difficult for us to seek support, from others as well as from ourselves. Assessing what is truly a need from what we desire calls for deep mindfulness. We are bombarded by signals that tell us we need to be self-sufficient, that we need to buck-up and take personal responsibility. Yet how do we responsibly fulfill ask for support? What is the template by which we determine needs versus wants? How do we check our egos in this endeavor? The answers are not easily discerned, and yet the process remains at the core of our prayers. We are thankful for support, and pray that it may be plentiful. Blessed Be, and Amen.
This is beautiful, Lenny, and much needed at a time like this. Friends who lost their house, and all the mementos of their family history, in a fire, told me the most amazing thing. That the hardest thing of all was their relatives, who kept saying, “buck up, get over it.” No grieving allowed. They told me this less than six months after the fire, the first time they’d resurfaced.
This is one of the best! Thank you!