For those of us who do help others, an uncomfortable question inevitably arises: how can I help someone else when I’m messed up myself? If I have Chronic pain, bad habits, relationship issues, fears and phobias, who am I to offer my assistance to someone else? We are all on a journey and we all have issues to address and lessons to learn. We have to develop a level of comfort with ourselves, addressing the issues that cross our paths, while recognizing that we do not need to be perfect. If you are able to set aside your problems and remain in a centered and grounded place to help others than you are also helping yourself.
“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”