By Vernalee
When we travel, the flight attendants alert us to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first before attempting to help others. This is not a selfish command, but one of immense survival. How can you help others, if you are struggling? How can you guide others, if you are lost and don’t know what to do? It is imperative that we sufficiently get ourselves together before we extend help to others. There is a tendency to follow when the leaders know what they are doing. Right? Operating from a position of strength helps us to better direct others. This strength extends beyond our physical capacity, but travels to the realms of our inner self. It starts with us! We cannot reasonably ask of others what we refuse to do ourselves. If we are a beacon, others will see our light from afar. Gandhi instructed us “To be the change we wish to see in the world.”
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