Are you brave enough to ask?
Do you have it in you to go out and seek?
Would you rather be the Ms.Know-It- All even when a google search won’t do much for you? Or would you seek help and trust another person enough to allow him/her to help you?
Ratan stared hard at the clock. Time was running out. He knew he would not be able to make it . The imaginary consequences of his inaction slumped him down to weariness. But he could not think of asking for help.. he sat motionless,dreading the worst.The next day Chandrika asked him over a cup of tea , why didn’t you tell me? I would have helped you out…
Aravind was a proud topper at school. He enjoyed every moment of his life ,yet a certain unease was settling down on him. He was losing interest in studies, school and everything else.When Nithin his only rival in the class started performing well, Aravind felt a pang of jealousy. He wanted to recover his lost glory. He did not know how. He was too scared of being teased if he asked for help…After the exams, Nithin called him,what happened brother, why didn’t you come to my house? We could have studied together…
Lonely and isolated, Anu’s battle with tears continued unobtrusively. She was overwhelmed by the inner turmoil that left her sleepless and tired. She noticed the changes that were manifesting in her behavior but like an indifferent observer she shrugged them off ,refusing to seek professional help from a counselor.
Instances such as these are one too many….
What stops us from asking for help?
Why are we so afraid of reaching out?
When I first met Amita, my friend and my counselor,I was pleasantly surprised by her ability to understand and empathize with me. When I looked at myself through her eyes, I felt rather good about who I am. In fact I realized that the naive,meek,diffident girl that I was would be very proud to meet the woman that I am.
Friends like Amita,Aditi,Maya..have helped me sail through some of the most trying times.The cure to loneliness is perhaps to step out and seek..
Seek and you shall find…