Here to Help Myself

I am not here to help anyone. I Am here to help myself.~Ani Po

Sounds pretty selfish doesn’t it?! Allow me to explain, assuring you it is not. It is our human nature to look outward, finding flaws within the Canvas of Life. We judge people for their actions, their words and the like, forgetting basic laws of nature…Nature does not judge or compare itself to another…it just is. Similarly, we look to correct the Canvas around us to how we think it should be for another.

A single flower does not worry about what the others are doing to bloom. Instead it just climbs higher and higher, reaching for the source of sunlight. In doing so for the self, this little flower reaches for the most perfect bloom…adding to the beauty of the whole bunch.

Just as a single flower finds itself, so shall we find ourselves amongst the others. Stepping into the Canvas freer than ever before, we open to others asking for our help. It is a paradoxical force of helping ourselves. In helping ourselves, we help humanity. As within, so without…

Here to help myself



Apply the Lesson

It is not enough to hear the message, but more importantly to apply the lesson.~Ani Po

I am just as guilty at this lesson as the next. Have you ever noticed a recurring incident happening over and over? Almost seems comical at times?! Chances are it recurs because we fail to hear its call. Assuredly, the next time this happens, pay attention to all aspects of the given situation…chances are it has a message for you. Heeding the call, I bet the recurrence goes away…

little boy at beach