The Eleventh Lesson - Being of Service
Lesson 11: Being of service to others.This is one lesson I am still learning. I am a very selfish person in regards to my free time, plus I am socio-phobic and have great difficulty at times with people I don’t know. I tend to close down around strangers, and don’t make the greatest of impressions. But I cannot deny, that when I am feeling badly, when I am feeling the pangs of existential angst and my life seems to lack meaning, that if I can muster the wherewithal and get out of myself, that by donating my time to others precipitates and change in consciousness. It forces me to set my ego aside and open myself up to others and be of service to them; to give of myself to those who may have little or nothing at all. It’s a realization that I have a lot of luxury problems, that I am in a good health, I have a home, I have food, my kids are taken care of etc etc. Being of service to others makes me see that I am not so unique and that there are great number of others out there who have it far worse than I do, and by lending a hand, bending my ear or just smiling I might be able to make someone else’s day just a little better. In the process I will find myself and my outlook redeemed.
Smokeseek 36-40, M 25 Responses 0 May 19, 2009