I dropped in to visit with a friend yesterday morning. Upon my arrival, she exclaimed “Oh, thank God you are here. You are my savior.” We both joked about her flattery of me and how lucky we are to call each other friend…” But tonight it hits me just how dangerous that statement and mind set can be. We are never another person’s savior. Nor is anyone else ever to play that role for us. Each person who comes into our lives is one link in a chain of events that accompanies our progress and helps to illuminate or desecrate the path on which we travel. Our attention should never be exclusively on those people who surround us. Our guiding focal point should always be inside. Why do we care so much what others may or may not think of us? I’ll tell you the truth, other human beings do not consider us or our needs as much as we like to think they do. We are all so self absorbed, as well we should be. For if we haven’t figured out who we are and what we are doing here, how can we be of any use to any one or any thing around us? It is an impossibility. Each of us is just one link. If we were to strengthen ourselves, the chain to which we belong would become that much stronger and the whole of humanity would be a better species indeed. When we truly honor ourselves, it increases our strength, elasticity, and vitality. It helps all of us move forward to a more enriched environment and a higher level of living. We shouldn’t be trying to be anyone’s savior, we should just be working on making ourselves a stronger link. That way the chain is beneficial to us all.