The whole and its parts

The whole & its parts

The discomfort of help

Receiving help doesn’t happen as easily as it seems.

The bigger challenge, however, is not with the other but with the self.

Receiving help requires one to open up and allow oneself to accept help.

For many people, this isn’t comfortable.

Receiving help means leaping and accepting the possibility that one may be perceived as not self-sustainable or as someone who needs help. Receiving help also involves taking a risk that the help offered isn’t the one looked for, which may feel conflictual.

Living in a system that rewards having an answer makes it hard to show up without an answer.

But it doesn’t free from not being clear about the question nor from benefiting from exploring possible answers.

The way out is to become comfortable with receiving help.


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