How does helping others help me?

Posted: October 28, 2009 by Thrivelearning in Uncategorized
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Helping others is the best way to speed up helping yourself.  This is a very, very old idea – but it’s almost disappeared in our modern “culture”.  (At least, until the Sedona releasing technique.)

The basic understanding below it is that we are all connected. The fallacy of our modern days, and how this game called the Universe became a “trap” was that the idea that we are all separate came around and got agreed upon.

If we aren’t really connected, then it’s OK to cause you harm, since it won’t affect me, will it?  But we had these reminders over and over and over, in every single major and minor philosophy and religious text: what you cause to others happens to you.

One of the most recent versions of this was “Treat others as you would like to be treated.”

From this you can also see: “You have to give before you can get.”

But it’s all back to the point that we are all connected. Consider that old adage, “When you blame someone else, one finger is pointing at them, and three are pointing back at you.”  True, isn’t it?

When you make someone feel bad, try to make them responsible for some situation or outcome, they feel bad, but you feel worse for having done that. Because it really just comes back to you, regardless of your considerations that you and that person aren’t connected. Because you are – and down deep, you know it.

The Golden Rule works whether you believe it or not. It has nothing to do with beliefs, which are just thoughts, after all. It’s the way this place was set up.

It’s not just me saying it – but I tell you again: throw this away and check it for yourself. Watch others’ lives and see if it doesn’t happen to them like that. Go around cheering people up and see if you don’t wind up more cheerful yourself. I don’t advise anyone to go around being critical of others, but you probably look back at situations where you could have had a better outcome if you didn’t criticize some person at that time.

Whatever you send out into the world comes back the same way. Some world-views hold that it comes back stronger (remember the three fingers above?) Others say it’s an “eye-for-an-eye” type of phenomenon.

And so those people who are constantly deceiving people wind up being scammed themselves. And their money goes through their fingers like it wasn’t theirs – which is true.

If you look over your life to see how you can improve the lives of others around you, and then take actions to improve those lives – you’ll find that your own world improves to that same degree, or more.

So if you have a certain goal, help others achieve a similar goal they have – and then yours comes around that much faster.

And if you are after personal freedom, well…

Again – disregard what I say here and test it for yourself.

See you tomorrow…

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