by | Inspiration, The Lills

Our favorite way to explain self help can be found in the back of most airplane seats. If you look, you’ll see the diagram stating “Place the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping small children or others who may need your assistance”.

The Lills Self Help

Basically, if we don’t help ourselves first, we can’t help others. If we can’t love ourselves, we can’t love others. We’ve had to learn through experience that it is up to us as individuals to rewire ourselves out of a victim state and into a state of confidence.

Did you know half of the world is literally living on fifty cents to a dollar a day? Just to put things in perspective can raise awareness. Americans have a lot to complain about, but rarely do anything about it. If we all realized we are gifted to wake up each day and make empowering choices, we believe a shift in consciousness could change everything for the better. It just takes a little self help and serving others for the greater good.

As a couple, the two of us remind each other constantly how happy we are to have each other and the necessities: water, food and shelter. For some time, we lived without transportation and experienced what is what like to not be able to get from point A to point B. It really is easy to take for granted, as most things are.

We’ve lived without electricity for days, we’ve lived without money for weeks and we’ve even lived without food for extended periods of time. There’s nothing quite like an empty tummy. When electricity was restored and dinner was finally served, it was as though we were blessed from above.

Everything is so convenient these days. Everything is cheaply made and bought. Consumerism is a hungry beast, gobbling up everyone’s hard earned money, time and energy. If only we were putting that much attention into half the world without the bare essentials.

If each individual helped themselves by choosing organic over modified, clean energy over pollution creating energy, put their money towards like-new and recycled items, instead of new and if we all just realized we don’t need much to be happy, everyone on the planet could enjoy food to eat, a bed to sleep in and fresh water to drink. That would be a great start for humanity.