Why being of service is a gift
25 Apr, 2015
I just have to share this with you all today because I had one of those ‘aha’ moments. I’ve had a ongoing problem for a while now and which ever way I try to tackle it, it’s just not shifting. Leaving nothing to a higher power (swap with God, the universe, collective consciousness, whichever fits), I have been getting highly frustrated with why my sincere efforts are hitting heavy brick walls.
I’m one of those people who, when I think I have the solution, I want it in ‘my time’, which is usually as immediate as fast food. Of course, life has a way of saying ‘hold up, you don’t know how all the jigsaw pieces fit right now’ , while I’m squirming in my seat.
I woke up this morning and committed to laying my problems aside and helping others. I wasn’t stuffing them under the rug (another personal favourite) or denying that they existed. I was simply telling myself I’d done everything I knew practically possible towards finding a solution and for the first time in ages I honestly let them go.
I got in the car and went to a hospital to visit a sick friend and make him smile. I went to a photocopying shop to run copies of some brochures needed. I visited another friend at her cafe and listened (I’m getting better at that). I then went to give another friend some help as a mentor on a business idea. And finally, I picked up my adorable son and helped him with his homework.
As I walked towards his school today, I slowed my pace and observed my gait. What felt different I pondered? I felt peaceful and comfortable in my own skin. WOW!
My problems hadn’t miraculously vanished. I couldn’t even say my attitude towards them had changed today. It was my focus. Instead of pushing with all my mental capacity towards a forced outcome, which I have no idea is the right one, I just let go and was of service to others. Its magic, trust me, try it. And it’s not just me who really thinks so…
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