What i've learned (so far) from helping others
Geesh! It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged. In my defense, that’s why I told myself there was no pressure to constantly write something on a mandatory schedule. I tend to be a muse writer. If the inspiration is there, I’ll write. If I try to chase it, it chooses to hide, and nothing gets put down. Anywho! On to what the muse has decided for today. Actually, this is something I’ve been pondering on for the past few months. Helping others...
I was never one who enjoyed reading in grade school. You can ask my parents, or any one of my teachers. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found a passion for reading self-help books. Over the years, someone will bring up a book during a conversation we’ll be having, and suggests I should check it out. I take suggestions to heart when it comes to a good read. Granted, a vast majority of the self-help books I’ve read seem to touch on the same topics, they’re always a good reminder, and on occasion, a new discovery will appear in the words.
A message I often read in these books that stands out for me, is the act of helping others. There is no reward quite like the gift of giving or an act of kindness. For me, it’s not an attempt to selfishly feel good or gain some conscious of good karma. It’s simply to help another. Personally, I know I would not be where I am today, if it weren’t for the help of so many others along the way! That is a cold hard fact.
Although, my intentions are not selfish when helping others, after recently giving this some more thought and looking back on certain instances, I’ve noticed that helping others has contributed to my journey in such a positive way. With helping others, comes opportunity. Yes, it’s an opportunity for you to help someone, but it’s also an invitation to open a door that may have been closed. It’s simple. People enjoy those that are kind. And like I said, it’s sincere kindness I’m talking about. Not with the intention of gaining anything. I’ve gone into so many scenarios, strictly with the intent on helping someone, only to find myself with a beautiful opportunity after the deed has been done. It may not appear immediately, but eventually, that act of kindness, was repaid.
I’m a big believer in the Law of Attraction. I’ve read books on this that have changed my life. It goes back to this basic golden rule. Feel, speak, think, and do unto others as you would have them undo to you. Whatever you put out in to the world, is certain to come back to you at some point. Good or bad.
This concept can get lost in today’s cloud of the “me” era. I call it that, because that’s how I feel when I log on to Social Media, or even when I, myself post on Social Media. It’s almost as if we’re all screaming, “HEY LOOK AT ME!” Don’t get me wrong, there are some wonderful attributes to using the internet. I am able to get my music out to people all over the world! That was impossible years ago unless you had a record label backing you. But let’s be honest, some of us are biting at the bits to go on that next trip or buy that new “thing”, just so we can show our “friends” on Facebook how “great” our life is. Better yet, why do we have to tell anyone we did a good deed or helped someone? Isn’t the satisfaction of doing so, good enough?
I’m sorry, I got a little carried away. C’mon, Jordan! You’re trying to spread positive vibes here!! Ok, I guess my point is this. Helping others, helps yourself. Never help someone, with the expectation of them returning the favor. When I started living my life in this manor, I realized so much more about the true meaning of giving. I started to become grateful others were allowing me to help them.
After all, some of those moments I was allowed to help others, eventually turned in to some amazing opportunities down the road for myself. I’ll never forget that, or them.