Have you ever met a wounded soul? Have you ever wanted to help, to teach, to guide that person back to safety?

A person must save himself. He must know he is worthy. You can’t do the work for him, but you can be the catalyst for change.

Sometimes you’re needed to teach skills to others, to help others discover the tools within them. Other times you’re simply a support system, a means of encouragement. Whatever your role is, never underestimate its importance. You just be the balm needed for healing.

We all learn by making mistakes. Allow the ones you love those lessons, but be there to pick them up when they’re down. There’s no need to control anyone. Loving and edifying them is enough.

Lead your friend to freedom, and you will be liberated as well.

Serve your friend. Help him and you shall be helped in the process.

Pour your love upon another and you shall rise with him.

23 thoughts on “Reaching

  1. We can “serve the world“ by encouraging people to relax, smile, and be mindful of this moment. We can listen to others and share what we’ve learned to help lighten their load, even if nothing changes but their perspective.

    We can’t change the world, but we can inspire the world to change.

    No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. ~ The Buddha

  2. “A person must save himself. He must know he is worthy. You can’t do the work for him, but you can be the catalyst for change.”

    So well-said, Suzi! And I learned this though sharing Reiki. I can be the catalyst for change, however they must walk the path. And I often find that just by being present and listening (being neutral), the person will discover on their own. It’s what you said, ‘being of service.’

    Excellent post, my friend. Have a wonderful week!


    • All of my aptitude/personality tests growing up pointed me to service careers social work, teaching, nursing, cosmetology. I enjoy being of service to others, helping them in some way.

  3. This is absolutely true. Until someone wants to change and sees the effort is worth it – they can’t. We play a supporting role but have to allow them the growth (especially hard when it’s your children). This post gave me comfort in that there really is only so much I can do.

    • Yes, we must let our children make their own decisions no matter how much we want to throw experience in their faces. It’s nice they’re getting to the age where we parents are suddenly becoming wise!

  4. So many times i’ve thought about a pieces of advice I’ve received from others. Whether it is exercising more, eating better, or working on my writing, I only institute change when it clicks for me. I think most people need to realize things for themselves to really cultivate true change.

  5. Sometimes, we really just need a supportive ear. We all have the tools, but we need to be able to spill out some of what’s bothering us to somebody who won’t judge us. That’s a marvelous photo too!

  6. This is wonderful advice going into the holiday season of giving. It’s sad, though, when a helping hand is extended to a wandering soul only to be met with resistance to change.

  7. Lovely post, Suzi, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I especially find your last statement resonates with me, Pour your love upon another and you shall rise with him. What a perfect thought at this time of year!

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