Mid Week Musings # 272
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” - Ghandi
I wanted to reflect upon something Charles III said to the Welsh Assembly during the funerary events of the last week or so.
Speaking of his Mother, Charles said…
‘Through all the years of her reign, the land of Wales could not be closer to my mother’s heart.
‘I know she took immense pride in your many great achievements, even as she also felt you deeply in great times of sorrow. It must surely be counted the greatest achievement to belong to a land that inspired so much devotion.
‘I am resolved to honour that same example in the spirit of the words I always try to live my own life — Ich dien — I Serve.’
Whether you support a monarchy or not, I think you would agree that seventy years of service merits some kind of recognition.
It may also call into question what each of us means by “service”.
If you ask twenty people for the definition of service or service to humanity meaning , you’ll probably get at least twenty different answers.
“Service ” means different things to different people.
Service in general is a main economic principle dealing with the delivery of valuable products or assistance to specific clientele. In that case, service is exchanged based on monetary value.
However, if you ask a religious leader what service is, they will likely state that true service is offering one’s self to the work of the religion’s God(s) in exchange for nothing in return.
Ask a grandmother what service is, and she may say true service is taking care of your family with the hope that they spread positive morals to their own children; thus improving the world with each new additional generation.
In those individual cases, service is based on love – for either a higher power, family, or a combination of the two.
In today’s society as a whole, it’s an all too common practice to believe that the greatest benefits of life are those which provide the most sensual gratification. Whether that’s physical comfort, keeping up with the neighbors in way of luxury, or keeping a pantry full of fattening food, everyone has a specific vice, or list of vices, of their own. While mass amounts of objects definitely help create a comfortable existence, they do little to expand the soul and improve humanity on a grand scale. Overall well being is benefited to unbelievable heights when we step away from pampering ourselves and bridge the gap by helping others without expectations. White Eagle Vision
How do you serve?
Service inherently seems to imply an externalized act.
How can you be of service to others in general?
Always Look For The Good in People. Just like there are two sides to every story, we all have our good and bad sides too.
Focus on People’s Potentials.
Choose to Love.
Treat Everyone As Equals.
Love Everyone As You Would Your Brothers and Sisters.
Serving is, perhaps, about being clear about your values and acting in accordance with the highest principles you can hold.
It’s about saying and doing!
Its far too easy to make idealistic promises an lack the desire to follow through.
The Simple 5 Step Process To Offering Service
Build a your foundation foundation. Chisel yourself into the person you want to be, piece by piece.
Find your why. Find the reason you want to truly serve humanity.
Trust your instinct.
Share your vision.