Help/Support (Talk Like Nature)
I have probably used those two words many times in my life, looking at my friends, family members and many associates over the years, allowing them to know that I am here to guide and support them.
On each and every occasion my intention has been honourable and my thoughts have been pure with the solid idea of improving their situation, thus elevating them towards more desirable grounds and heights.
Once the word Help is used, the person, whom my word is aimed at, begins to activate a process. This is an inner process and it relates the word Help to the necessity of assistance, to a situation where stability is not present; even to stages in the listener’s life when success has not been visible.
Once the word Support is used, the inner process will conclude that there is some kind of immediate and overall success within the individual’s actions. It, of course, implies that there is some space for improvement; however, this is built upon constructive activities.
The word Support highlights the successful actions, the worthiness of the individual and the appreciation of what has been done so far.
It boosts the very important self-confidence, self-worth and the valuable acknowledgement of the actions until that present moment. Those allow further actions; they maintain enthusiasm and excitement and they allow me to keep on having faith in completing the assignment in a successful manner.
Once I offer someone Support, I tell him or her that I admire that which has been accomplished until now, that I appreciate its worth, that I am there to contribute from my capabilities in order to improve the appreciated structure or achievement and, most importantly, that I believe that it is possible to make it even better.
They hear, between the lines, that they are successful, appreciated and supported.
Support is definitely the better word to utilise. It represents that characteristic of life where everything that has been made and achieved so far is good and can even be improved by further progression.
It conveys the element of pure collaboration based upon partnership. The word Help is constructive to a certain degree; yet, does not truly harbour the essential elements within it for inspiring the other party towards further action.
I prefer to express the word Support and show the world around me that all that there is so far, is accepted, admired, appreciated and loved by me; I genuinely intend to utilise my talents in order to elevate all that is unto even higher and more satisfying levels.
Nature is in a constant state of supporting its elements with growth, life, expression and creativity and it is not ever in a state of help, for it knows the true inner characteristic of its elements and cherishes within it the notion of them as strong elements which have the power and the capacity to lift themselves and to express themselves in a profound manner; all they can receive from Nature is kind Support.
From: Talk Like Nature by Danny Oceans