As human beings we are social creatures.
We live together, work together, and relax together.
One of our greatest strengths is our ability to work as a team.
Yet the team is only as strong as the individual.
There is a balance that we all search for.
Or to our family and to our partner.
And maybe to ourselves.
To help each other and to support each other.
Learning to rely on each other is also a skill.
One that can take us far if we are relying on the right people.
While there is nothing wrong with relying on other people, sometimes we must learn to rely on ourselves.
To figure things out for ourselves.
And to do things by ourselves.
The process of being able to maintain things by ourselves also builds our confidence.
We are literally showing ourselves that we are competent.
That we can handle life.
And that we are able to survive.
This may not seem that important for people living in big cities or large communities.
Especially when there is an unexpected event.
Or a natural disaster.
Life will not always be cozy and safe for us.
Indeed, life is becoming more and more challenging in so many way.
Not that we will never rely on other people.
We will all need to rely on another when we age.
Yet if we can find within us the resources to face any challenge that may come our way, we will surely thrive and prosper.
And when we as individuals prosper, the community prospers as well.
Instead it is quite the opposite.
The more self-reliant we are, the more we can connect with others through our service.
How self-reliant are you?
What can you learn to become more self-reliant?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant
Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour