Following your path
- Topic Author
- Academy Principal
Jax created the topic: Following your path
On this day of your life,
Jackie, I believe God wants you to know...
...that you cannot help another who will not
help him- or herself.
In the end, all souls must walk their path -- and the
reason they are walking a particular path may not be
clear to us...or even to them at the level of ordinary
Do what you can to help others, of course. Show
love and caring whenever and wherever you can.
But do not get caught up in someone else's "story"
to the point where you start writing it.
Know what I mean?
Love, Your Friend ...
Nobody else knows your reason for being. You do. Your bliss guides you to it. When you follow your bliss, when you follow your path to joy, your conversation is of joy, your feelings are of joy — you're right on the path of that which you intended when you came forth into this physical body
Excerpted from: Houston, TX on January 05, 2002
Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)
What does this bring up for you?
- Johannes (Yoshio)
Johannes (Yoshio) replied the topic: Following your path
I know that this idea might sounds strange and might even feel strange to many but it is what I came to understand to be true. If I don't take care for myself, do whatever is needed to feel healthy, happy and good, I'm of little to no help for others as I will constantly have to battle my own problems, my own worries which, obviously, is limiting my ability to be of help and service for others.
- Dogan Nar II
- Jedi Guardian
Dogan Nar II replied the topic: Following your path
This concept applies to many areas. The one that comes to mind first is the old cliche that you have to love yourself before you can love others. I remember an analogy that my Master gave me when I was a Padawan many years ago, he asked me "Let's say that you come across someone clinging to the ledge of a building. You wouldn't be able to save them without first having trained your body to have the strength to pull another person's body". So there are so many things this concept applies to. Physical strength, you can't save that person from falling off a building. Mental strength, you can't save someone from committing suicide unless you yourself are of the right mindset to be able to remain positive and help them through their problems.
I was in a situation a few months back with my best friend who I consider a mentor in many ways. We went to visit a friend who's a bit mentally unstable and she was talking about suicide. Something that my friend related to her, such a simple concept but it stuck with me because I found it very deep, is that you can see yourself as a cup. Some people's cups are full, some are empty, some are somewhere in between. Your cup can refill and you can help others by pouring from your cup into theirs. It can be as simple as a smile, or a kind word, financial help when they're in need, whatever it may be. Everything is sharing love, is helping to fill their cup.
In essence, what I take away from that is that one must better themselves in every way possible because it is crucial to their own wellbeing. And in turn, you can fill other's cups freely because yours will be overflowing.
The Force will be with you, always
- Topic Author
- Academy Principal
Jax replied the topic: Following your path
Thank you for these examples. They are beneficial.