“Perhaps we think that asking for help is a sign of weakness. In reality, it is a sign of strength.” — Reaching for Personal Freedom
Odd that asking for help could be considered a strength, right? But something happens to me when I pick up the phone and call my sponsor. In that moment of need, I feel safe, knowing he is always there for me. His strength is imparted to me, and it strengthens me. And, being a sponsor myself, I know that in exchange for the gift he is giving to me, I am giving him three in return. The first is the opportunity to get out of his head by helping me sort out what’s in mine. The second is that, as he channels source, his higher power’s words travel through him to me, spiritually strengthening him, as they do me. And finally, his self-esteem grows as my calling upon him recognizes that he is a man who who possesses true value; one who is willing to unselfishly sacrifice his time by giving it to me in love and service. Yes, giving to others from our heart is awesome. But when I have the courage to ask for help from others who’s only motive is for me to be happy, joyous and free…. ILML!