Lifeline or noose?
Whose rescuing whom?
There are many reasons that people reach out for rescue.
There is a thin line between rescuing to becoming a crutch.
In compassion, reach out and help all those who need help; reach out to others if you need help, but in both cases, after the rescue event, thank and detach.
Whether you are the rescuer or the rescued, don’t allow a lifeline to become a deadweight, a noose or a chord that binds you together in an unhealthy relationship.
Just as a mother giraffe helps a babe to struggle to its feet and then allows it to find its own balance, those who rescue others need to know when to allow the other to let go, not bound to them.
Blessed are those who rescue and then let free, and blessed those who reach out and let go.