No one lives this thing called life alone. NO ONE.
I need food ... I don't grow and make all of my food. I go to the store where countless numbers of people have worked on many levels to provide me the food I wish to buy.
I renovated my house. Can I tell you the countless amounts of amazing people that did that for me? I could not do that alone. I could not do, well, hardly any of that just by me!
I don't build my furniture.
I don't grow my coffee beans.
I don't make my clothes.
I didn't design or build my car ...
you get the picture.
WE DO NOT DO THIS LIFE ALONE.
So why then, when we are feeling down, depressed, anxious, fearful, feeling hopeless, sometimes to the point of thinking we need to end our lives ... we think we're supposed to do all of THAT thing we call life alone?
We seek assistance in every OTHER area of our lives. It's simply what we do.
There isn't any stigma having others do countless things for the betterment of our Exterior lives. But OH, what a stigma to seek assistance for our own Interior emotional health and well-being.
In the world of business, we rely on consultants, accountants and many others to provide direction for our business growth. There is no stigma in that!
Why don't we get 'consulting' for ourselves? We aren’t here to 'do it alone.' We did not come here to live a depressed, fearful, self-limiting, hopeless life centered on feelings of loneliness and powerlessness!
And when I say this, I am speaking for myself and my family as well. I have sought out counseling over the years, individually, as well as, for my marriage. Yet, there's always been this underlying stigma. I felt it. If I seek counseling, it tells the world I'm weak, that I'm not good enough, that there must be something wrong with me, that I don't have those 'things' in me to do it right .... It's embarrassing. Internal shaming for seeking help. I can't let anybody know and so instead of feeling hopeful we again feel hopeless....
I feel it's time for a MASSIVE SHIFT.
It's time to END this ridiculous stigma towards getting help, getting support, getting guidance, getting treatment, getting assistance...for our own inner - emotional and well-being.
It's time to know, that just as I need people for the Exteriors of my life, I also need people for the Interiors of my life!
I think it's time we put HIGH VALUE on this and give ourselves the rightful permission to seek the support that helps us feel better and live good, meaningful, purposeful, thriving lives - THIS IS our birthright. It is! We all need a little help from time to time. It's time to see this empowerment as a good thing!
If you are still feeling this stigma...
If you are still feeling, "I can't tell anybody ..."
If you still feeling, "I'm too ashamed ..."
I'm inviting you to GIVE yourself permission to seek assistance, to seek guidance, to seek the people, the tools, the ways ... that bring you back UP into a thriving, balanced place, where you were meant to be....
If you can't fully give yourself permission, I give you permission.
I bet countless others will give you permission too!
As scary as taking the first step is … it is also very empowering!
Take the step. Reach out to even just one person. Make a phone call. It's what we do for EVERYTHING ELSE. Now go do it for you. There are so many avenues on which to seek assistance… I am just one of them. I’d be honored if you allowed me to help you move through, and let go of the belief, ‘I have to do life alone’.
Sending such deep love to all of you. You are so immensely worth it. You may not have any idea of the extraordinary immensity of yourself, but I do!