Ram Dass asks us to consider why we’re so touched by a single caring act or a life surrendered into service. He suggests that perhaps it’s because we see our deepest yearnings reflected in others, and this encourages us to believe in our own purity and beauty.
Each moment and every action that truly help, have something in common: through them we experience our unity. Your mind and heart are working as one; the barriers between you and another are dissolved. Service then, becomes part of the journey to remembering our oneness.
He and Paul Gorman call service a curriculum where we encounter our limitations and receive valuable information about our strengths. It reveals a larger vision of life and steadily moves us along, supporting us in our efforts to manifest that vision. It is a way in which you reach a richer understanding of life itself.
You also rediscover the spirit of your humanity and gradually come to sense profound changes in who you are. As the ego fades away you come face to face with your Divine Self which always recognizes the divine in others. It is here that you see through the eyes of harmony and peace, share from a heart of love and kindness, and live through a soul of curiosity and vitality.
Anthony Robbins sums it up well when he says, “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.”
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