Life’s purpose is to help others. If you want to attain enlightenment, your practice should be to help others. After you attain enlightenment, your practice should be to help others. It is impossible to help others without others’ help. A great way to help somebody else is to let them help you.
Babys are one of life’s greatest joys. This is partly because they are totally helpless. Parents get the gift of helping to nurture life. There are no expectations on a baby and so help is given with no thought of what help the baby deserves.
We are still part baby. We all need help. By being open to receiving help, by asking for help when we need it, we invite others to nurture our lives. That makes them feel good. By getting help, we help. Full circle.