Asking for Help is The First Step to Healing

Walter Aguilar

Walter Aguilar


The shame associated with needing help is a major obstacle.

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no
control over the outcome.” Brené Brown

Independence is seen as a positive quality in today’s fast-paced society. The fact, however, that lies
underneath our seeming invulnerability is that we are, at our core, social creatures. Seeking assistance
from others is not only normal but important for our mental, emotional, and physical welfare. As a
COR.E Dynamics Specialist, I’ve witnessed some brave individuals make positive changes in their life just
by reaching out for assistance.

1. Recognizing Vulnerability is a Strength

The shame associated with needing help is a major obstacle. One of the most courageous forms of
strength, vulnerability is all too frequently misunderstood as a sign of weakness. When you accept that
you have a problem, you take the first step toward solving it. Adopting a more open and honest
perspective helps break down the facade of perfection that many people maintain.

2. Help Facilitates Perspective

Problems can appear overwhelming when we are preoccupied with our own ideas. You can gain new
insight by talking to someone, such as a therapist, coach, or even a close friend. This new perspective
can help us see our problems in a new light, allowing us to find answers that may have eluded us before.
Furthermore, having the support of those who can validate our sentiments might help us realize that we
are not alone.

3. The Power of Community

There’s an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go
together.” When it comes to health, this adage couldn’t be more accurate. Support groups, wellness
cohorts, or even just a group of friends that get you may be tremendous sources of inspiration and
motivation. In a community, each member’s power becomes a collective force, boosting the possibility
for healing.

In the end, reaching out for assistance is not a sign of weakness but rather the first step toward healing.
It may make a huge difference to call out to someone when you’re struggling with anything, whether it’s
a physical or mental health issue or just feeling overwhelmed. Always keep in mind that the path to
expertise begins with baby steps, and that every cured spirit must first take their first. Seeking assistance is not a choice but rather a cornerstone on the road to health and happiness.

To all who are hurting, there is strength in vulnerability, and together we can heal. Please be brave and
reach out to someone. You are not alone, and there are people who truly do care about you.


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