When we take time to replenish our spirit and energy, it allows us to serve others from the overflow. We cannot serve from an empty vessel. Eleanor Brownn
I was watching Jane Goodall being interviewed last night and they were discussing the chaos and unease in the world at present. They asked her opinion.
“When we look at all the problems and pain in the world, it can feel overwhelming and can seem too difficult to change or believe we can make a difference; but when we start small, begin by looking at our own life, our own concerns first, we can begin to balance our part of the whole and this not only empowers us, but more importantly, has a ripple effect far greater than we will ever know.”
Each of us can achieve this balance within. Instead of feeling burdened by the world, feel empowered, by learning to fill ourselves up first. This way there is always an overflow of love, healing and energy to share with others.
36 thoughts on “Fix You First”
Truly beautiful words.
Thankyou Nico. Many blessings 🙏🏻
Excellent, thoughts, advice, and post Karen
Thankyou Eddie 🙏🏻
Fix me first Karen? Now that project is HUGE.
Yep! You got what it takes Mr K 👍
Karen, I had you pegged for a realist. You are losing my heaven high respect.
Ha! I’m a believer 😇
Filling our vessels is vital for vitality and living fully. Live well my friend 💛
Thankyou Val. Yes let’s always live fully 💕💚
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Ah yes…refilling the vessel by caring for ourselves. So important…otherwise as we continue to pour from that empty vessel, resentment begins to fill where self care has not. Lovely post, Dear Karen. Wonderful wisdom for us all. 💕
Well said Carrie. May self care be our priority. 🙏🏻
Thank you for this timely reminder and the perfect accompanying photograph.
Thankyou Joan and yes it’s a great reminder. 💕
May we always find time to fill up. Thankyou David. 💦
Love this Karen! Jane Goodall is so wise and has seen so much.
Yes it’s true Lori, her experiences over many years have made her wise. 💚
The overflow is a wonderful sentiment, Karen. It rings so true in my life right now ❤
I’m glad to hear that Helen. Keep flowing 🍃
When in helping or healing others we need to look after ourselves too. Yes there has to be a balance. Why we have two hands is to give and receive. We do not give to receive, But, if we only keep on giving, the supply will soon diminish, materially or our energy. So we need to always be aware to be balanced when we go out to the world to serve. Thank you for the article. God Bless 🙂
Yes a balanced approach is the answer. Thankyou 🙏🏻
Thanks for this truth, Karen. So needed right now ❤
It’s always good to be reminded Lorrie. Happy nurturing 💕
A lovely post, Karen. ❤
Thankyou Carol 💕💚
Such an important message. It sounds cliched, but we have to start with ourselves. Then we can radiate the peace and kindness outward. Thanks for the peaceful message. 😀
Thankyou Diana. It always begins with us. 💕🙏🏻
You always remind us of what matters:). Today, was feeling overwhelmed, as if on a treadmill. These words inspired me–a good reminder to just mind what is in front of me!
We all do it! And all it takes is a moment to breathe, slow down and remember. Thanks Kristine. 💕
A beautiful post Karen. Thank You 🙂
One little thing, at a time. Great advice. We don’t have to ‘do it all’ at once!
And people forget, I do, anyway… that
No one, can give what they don’t have to give. We have to put ‘gas’ in the car or its not going anywhere. Thats not selfish…even if in the back of our minds, we hear whispers that say it is.
Wonderful comment Debi, so true. Thankyou 🙏🏻💕