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Are You a DIP?

imagesHave you ever seen the road sign DIP that forewarns of a low spot in the road? Using this sign as a conscious reminder that we can choose happiness, we acknowledge that occasionally we isolate ourselves in a low spot by acting like a DIP – a Dysfunctionally Independent Person.

Are you a DIP?

When we view our world from a depressed spot, we experience just that…a depression. Viewing life through a roadblock of exaggerated independence causes us to perceive ourselves as isolated and alone, not realizing that it is self-generated.

Depression and discontent threaten happiness at epidemic proportions in our busy world. Some of us feel down. Operating on fumes, we still manage to keep a false smile. Isolation is misinterpreted as healthy independence. Dysfunctionally Independent People often use their obsessive self-sufficiency to disguise their fears and insecurities, never asking for help.

To get out of your DIP, reach out. Receiving and giving is a complete gift exchange. Receiving help is not a selfish act, but becomes our joyful responsibility. Taking responsibility for our own joy is the greatest gift we can give another. Our willingness to connect and to ask for help from another allows them to reach beyond their own DIP-ness and into their own heart to be of service, causing them to experience and feel their own magnificence.

When we look beyond our own pain and despair, and distract ourselves by acknowledging another, we often receive the unanticipated gift that puts our own tribulations into perspective. Our hearts will feel full when we feel we have made a difference, even if in a small and simple way. In so doing we come through being a DIP and find our way back to the happiness highway![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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