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Need You & You Need Me
“No man is an island.” There is a reason why this quote has held the
test of time; it holds a truth that resonates deep within us.
We are at risk for becoming an island when times are tough, when
we are sick, or when we’ve experienced a traumatic event. When we
find ourselves in an overwhelming situation, it may seem easier to
close the door to support from loved ones.
I applaud taking
time for inner exploration and soul searching, but extended periods
of isolation aren’t healthy.
What happens when we see those
around us becoming an island? Do we reach out when a friend or
family member has been out of touch, hasn’t returned phone calls, or
turned down invitations? These are signs that they could be
depressed or hurting, needing support but unable to ask for it.
Proactively reach out and let them know that you care, it could
mean the world to someone during trying times.
know people who appear competent, strong, and independent. Do you
assume that they do not need help, support, or a listening ear?
Everyone experiences periods in their life where they feel like an
island. Everyone needs love, support, companionship, and
Perhaps you present yourself to others with a
strong exterior. Know that it is a good thing to let your friends
know when you need their support. If you don’t voice your need they
may assume that all is well. When you ask for support, your love
ones will rush in to help and support. They probably always wanted
to support you, but didn’t see your need.
do we change an island pattern, if it is in our life?
1. Search yourself as to why you hole up. Are you
afraid of what others will think? Are you concerned about being
vulnerable? Do you feel it is a weakness to ask? Does it feel safer
to be home alone all the time?
2. Use the knowledge
from those questions to adjust yourself accordingly. This
may include time healing yourself, changing your thinking when these
situations appear, or altering how you view yourself.
Start small! Call a friend and say that you could
really use their perspective on an issue you are dealing with. I am
sure they will be glad to listen and help.
4. Let go
and allow your higher guidance to aid you through this important
transition. Stand tall in the knowledge that it is a
strength to know when to ask for help!
Much love and
happiness to each of you!
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