Helping others is undoubtedly a good act and makes us feel good. But we need to guard against unwittingly strengthening our deep rooted ego. And we also need to take care that the receiver of the help does not in any way feel small or inferior. The little story (fictional) below illustrates the art of giving true help devoid of ego.
“I heard my mother asking our neighbour for some salt. I asked her why she was asking as we already have salt at home. She replied “Its because they are always asking us for things; they are poor. So I thought I would ask for something small from them so as not to burden them, but at the same time make them we feel as if need them too. That way it will be much easier for the neighbour to ask for anything they they need from us”!
So my dear friends bye for now and take good care of yourselves.