Asking for Help

It can be hard to ask for help.

We can feel like we don’t deserve it, that we should suffer in silence, that we somehow deserve the pain we are going through.

It’s nonsense.

It’s sad that, for some unknown reason, we can feel ashamed to ask for help.

All these people! And we find it hard to turn to a single one of them and say a variation of the magic words:

Please can you help me?

Here’s something about people that you should know… and it includes the majority of humanity:

Humans like to help fellow humans.

We all want to feel wanted.

And we all feel wanted when we are helping another.

We’re wired that way.

All of us deserves some assistance, no matter who we are, or what we’ve done, or what we’ve said, or how warped our past is – we all deserve a helping hand.

Help is here

Oliver Clark recently got in touch with me. He operates a national hotline called Rehab Recovery for people afflicted by substance abuse such as drug addiction or alcoholism, and also for people who are suffering from bereavement.

His hotline deserves a post of its own.

Hence this.

Admitting to ourselves we need help is the first step to receiving it.

Didn’t the Buddha say that life is suffering? And that was over 2000 years ago.

We haven’t changed. We’re still suffering. Still asking the same old questions, being distracted and puzzled and frustrated by the same old noisy chatter of the mind.

But we don’t have to deal with it alone.

We really don’t.

By opening up and being honest with ourselves, our suffering can be dramatically reduced and our lives can improve.

You’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain.

When you are ready, go to:

… and let 2019 be the year you look back on with a smile.


All the best.


Published by Gavin Whyte

I am the author of the modern-day fables The Girl with the Green-Tinted Hair, and Happiness & Honey, plus several other works of fiction.

4 thoughts on “Asking for Help

      1. Thank you, sir. Glad to hear you’re looking after yourself. I’m currently working on a rewrite of the novel I wrote for the Taiwanese director. That, and Blook and I are finally moving into an apartment of our own. So we’re in the midst of that whilst battling the Taiwanese winter chill.

        Send me an update on Messenger, if you can. Or by email. I’d like to know what you’ve been up to. Good to hear from you.


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