Unfortunately these two words tend to describe the generally selfish and materialistic culture in which most of us live. They result not in self-help but in dependency. Our education and our role models do not encourage us to help ourselves to grow, change and expand our capacities as human beings. Real self-help means recognizing that no one else is responsible for our thoughts and feelings, and that we are only ever victims because we choose to be. Our destiny is always and only in our own hands – despite all apparent evidence which may indicate otherwise.
Learning to help ourselves is also a prerequisite to extending a hand of assistance to others. We all need a leg up from time to time, but once there, we are always on our own.
Remember Things of Happiness, When you feel tired, remember things of happiness and you will regain strength.
Stage of life, On the stage of life, be both actor and audience. Detaching yourself from the roles you play will help you get in touch with the part of you that is not an act.
Look Before You Leap, Whatever actions you perform, check the consequences and then perform that action. Then you will never say I don’t know how this happened. I didn’t mean it to happen. If you do not pay attention, lines of tension then become visible on your face.
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