How To Cripple A Butterfly January 4, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, Nature, People.
If we toss a “fish” every time someone’s hungry, they won’t learn to fish for themselves.
When we rush to empathize or sympathize every time someone has a “hang nail,” we are training them to look to OTHERS to meet their needs rather than looking WITHIN for guidance.
We are encouraging them to share every minor annoyance and aggravation in their lives because it “feels good” to get attention from others . . . and we can give ourselves a pat on the back for “being there” for them.
We need not refrain from helping others when they really NEED help, but we may do more harm than good if we rush to help without allowing others the time needed to process things.
Our struggle to emerge is part of the path.
Aah . . . that’s better!