A simple request…


…Is not always so simple, is it?

Too many of us grew up with and are still surrounded by a culture that glorifies success against all odds over the testimony of human survival… A culture that exalts greed and competition… Efficiency at the expense of joy… Strength in the face of vulnerability destroyed.

The reality is, we always have everything we will ever need at our fingertips, we just have to unlock and access it.  If you struggle with believing that, the world can seem like a very unforgiving, callous, battleground.  Asking for anything in that realm rightly seems like an insurmountable challenge.

The truth is, when you know everything is at your fingertips, asking is not begging, it is a selection.

A choice.

With a spirit of abundance, a request isn’t a desperate plea for help at any cost.

It is an invitation to meet your preference.

Which means not everything will.  Just like you don’t choose every thing.

Which means there’s no such thing as rejection, only a handy self-selection you don’t even have to orchestrate.  That means your choice has power.

Your requests do as well.

The next time you go to ask for something and it seems hard, think of it as an exclusive invitation to a special moment with an invaluable, unique, inimitable creation:

You.

Request

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2 Replies to “A simple request…”

  1. Thank you for this, Tina. I am reminded of the adage: By your students you’ll be taught. Fear is an insidious emotion and at the bottom layer of a satellite of feelings that include anger, resentment, and even sadness. For me, asking for help is very difficult, as I seem to process it as failure. HA!
    You are making a difference.
    Linda

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