Fix You First

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

  1. 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. πŸ’•

  2. 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 πŸ™‚

  3. 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. πŸ˜€

  4. 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!

  5. A beautiful post Karen. Thank You πŸ™‚
    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.

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