Over my life many many people have helped me. From my parents to my family, friends, cowokers and complete strangers. At one point in my life I was at an all time low and really didn’t see the point in going on but a complete stranger completely changed my life with the help of a few others. It tramsformed the way I live, think and act. There was just one catch, I would have to help others once I was in a postion to do so. Today I am very happy most of the time and help as many people as I can. You can always do more but honestly doing your best is what you can do on any given day. I will help just about anyone as long as I beilieve they will help others someday and who am I kidding even if they won’t. People helped me when I didn’t deserve it and was not very appreciative of it so I try to see where people are coming from and lend a helping hand. I found out a couple things along this journey. 1 the people who lash out and cause suffering are usually suffering the most and need the most help and 2 I dont know if anyone benefits from it more than me I have more love and understanding in my heart than I have ever had because of this journey and for that I am grateful.
What do you think? Will you help others today? A family member? Friend? Coworker? Stranger? Well for the maximum spiritual benifit I suggest helping an enemy and in the end you will find out you dont have any.
Peace Love Das
This is so true. The person we help most when we help others is our self.
I help as much as I can but sometimes I feel I need to step back. I have a problem sometimes with investing my emotions in their problems and then I end up staying awake all night thinking about it. I have to learn not to make their situation mine.
Good point, helping people is great but you have to make sure you are not disturbing your own peace cause if you do you really can’t help anyone.