Helping others is a major way to make a positive impact on the world. Many people want to do this for a variety of reasons. Some people might have this goal for religious purposes, for personal goals, or maybe they just want to make an improvement in society. Whatever the reason, many people strive to fulfill this goal. People often run into a problem. Usually, they don’t know how to succeed in their goal. Often, they don’t even know where to start or how to help people.
The good news is that there are many paths that you can take on your journey of helping others. Strangely, the best way to help others is actually by focusing on yourself and using self preservation. That is the key to helping other people and making a positive impact on their lives. One must preserve themselves and their belongings. Here is one important step in your journey.
Work on Balancing the Heart Chakra
If you want to make a positive impact on the lives of others, it is important to make sure that your heart chakra is balanced. This is the fourth chakra. You may also hear it being referred to as the anahata chakra. This chakra is associated with love, compassion, empathy, and forgiveness for yourself and others. The heart chakra is important for socializing, whether it’s for relationships, friendships, coworkers, and clients.
When chakras are unbalanced, they can lead to physical and mental problems. We are going to focus on the mental issues resulting from the unbalanced heart chakra. When the heart chakra is unbalanced, it can lead to self isolation. It can make you feel envious of others, which can drive away potential friendships or opportunities. When things go wrong, you’ll see yourself as the victim and never take action to solve the situation.
As you can see, it is important to balance this chakra because helping others is difficult if you lack the willpower to even want or attempt to help yourself. There are a few ways to make sure this chakra is balanced. One of the best ways is to appreciate the small things in life. Focus on the positive aspects of your life and be thankful for them. Writing stores information in your memory better, so to take it a step farther, you can purchase a journal. In this journal, you can write about things that you are grateful for. This chakra can also be balanced through meditation and yoga.
If you want to help others, it is important to approach the situation with your mind being in a state of inner peace. Inner peace is having happiness and a clear mind that stems doesn’t extend from external sources. If the source of your happiness and clear mind stems from external sources such as wealth, material objects, or jobs, you’ll never have inner peace. Inner peace is one of the most useful skills that one could have. If inner peace is obtained, nothing or no one will have the ability to take away your clear mind or happiness.
If you are able to master inner peace, your state of mind will be in an ideal place to help others. On an average, most people’s happiness actually comes from external sources. External sources can be lost or taken away at any time, leading to sadness, depression, disappointment, and anxiety. Not having these problems puts you at an advantage when it comes to helping other. You’ll be able to view their situation from a perspective that they haven’t thought of. Even if they feel that there isn’t any hope, it won’t make you lose confidence in them. No matter how tough or complex their situation is, you’ll think clearly and remain calm. If you want to learn more about reaching a state of inner peace, you can read more about on this article here.
Teach People to Help Themselves
There is a popular saying. “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, then he eats for the rest of his life.” This is an old quote that has been used for a long time. No matter the time or generation, this quote will always remain true. There is nothing wrong with giving to others. At the end of the day, a good deed is a good deed. The important thing is that your conscious behavior had good intentions.
On the hand, there is no denying that the best and most efficient way to help someone is to teach them to help themselves. For example, let’s say someone is stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire and you offer to help. While you are changing the tire, you can walk the victim through the process of changing the tire while you are doing it. Make sure you show them the tools and equipment needed and the correct way to use them.
The point is to arm the victim with enough information that if they run into the problem again, they’ll know how to solve it without any help. This is actually the only way to really help someone. If someone never learns to deal with a particular problem, they might run into that problem again, and next time nobody might be able or want to help them. The facts are that you won’t always be around to help the victim. Others might not want to help the victim because helping others is a choice. One should never expect strangers to make the choice of helping because this often leads to disappoints. If a stranger chooses to help, thank the hero for their kind deed.
Learn a skill
If you want to help someone other than yourself and don’t know where to start, you can start by learning or using your skills. If you don’t have any skills yet, write a list of various things that you are good at. You don’t have to turn this skill into an occupation. A hobby will do just fine. Once you have a list of things that you’re good at, look up if there are any courses that correlate with your interests. If you’re just learning as a hobby, I would advise you to find a free or cheap course. If you already have a skill, you can just skip to the next step and start your own free or cheap course.
The course gives you a sense of direction. Once you get good enough at your skill, you help other people that are trying to get into the field or hobby. You can offer to volunteer teaching your skill for free or have a course for a price low enough to cater to people in poverty. There are many platforms where you can offer this course. You can put the course up on YouTube, Fiver, and others.
If it is your goal to help others these are good places to start. Have you done anything to help anyone recently. If so, for what reason? How did it go? Let me know in the comments below.