I guess this is something people say quite often, I am sure it’s said when people get in to a serious relationship with a partner. This is also a statement you quite often hear parents say to their children and even something you would say to close friends. All of those example are perfectly natural and a great example of being a kind and caring human being who is compelled to look after their loved ones, fantastic.
I also have another take on this, something much more important that we are less likely to do and certainly something I would never have done up until a few years ago. How about you stand in front of the mirror and say these words.
Now I am sure you have already guessed the purpose of this blog wasn’t to get you to stand in front of the mirror talking to yourself. However let’s think about what this really means as human beings we are often compelled to feel the need to look after others and care for them, we can find ourselves worrying about our family and friends, their unhealthy lifestyle, their poor choices or their fragile mental state. At times we can worry about these things so much that we can make our selves sick but in the process how many times do we ever stop to think about ourselves and look at our own lives in detail and asses the choices that we are making, while we are being swept along in the normal throws of life.
How often do you find yourself sitting in a chair drinking wine, smoking a cigarette while eating a take away thinking I’m really worried about my daughter she just doesn’t seem very well at the moment I help she has enough money to be healthy. Then we worry about our best friend who has the arse hole of a husband and she could do so much better, while we sit at home angry with our current partner just wishing they would piss off out with their friends.
Basically to love and want to take care of others is fantastic but does it really help, does it really amount to anything when we cannot love and take care of ourselves are we just forcing others to worry about us or are we simply just preaching the lessons to others that we are not prepared to act upon ourselves. In my opinion to truly love and take care of others means you must truly love and take care of yourselve first. Try it you won’t be disappointed.
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