The Path of Service
December 23rd, 2013 by Lynn
I wanted to take this opportunity to express heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have allowed me to serve you this year. Service is one virtue I have fully embraced this year amongst the heartbreak of death. I have grieved the death of at least a half a dozen family, friends and animals combined. The inner journeys of these experiences requires honesty, determination and service.
Service combines personal responsibility and compassion with action. It has been exciting, challenging and rewarding. Something mystical and spiritual is awakened when we give selfless dedication. We are born to serve. It makes our existence valuable.
Service is an action and all actions have consequences. Acting without taking personal responsibility is self sabotaging. Look around you and observe what is happening during this joyous celebration of giving. People are striving for things they don’t need, hurting others for things they really don’t want and following paths that in the end may kill us all. Without taking personal responsibility along with compassion is a path to destruction. Is a selfish person worthy of service?
Personal responsibility can arise anger and shame. Taking responsibility is part of your evolution in life. The down side to service is some people embrace it without knowing personal responsibility and compassion. This can override our common sense and senseless acts of violence happen. Control and domination are heightened and can ruin the lives of many individuals. When you cultivate the power of personal responsibility with compassion external causes will no longer produce internal reactions.
The solution is the inner journeys will increase personal responsibility and compassion. They are prerequisites in being in service to others. Serve is derived from deserve. To be worthy of something. At the root of service is the person, organization or country who is deserving and worthy. Why would you want to serve something that is not deserving or worthy of being served?
We have been brainwashed to believe compassion is a weakness and personal responsibility has been reduced to following orders. Do what you are told or else. Are you going to feed this trinity of deterioration, indoctrination and regression? This would be taking from humanity not giving to humanity. Discernment from the mind and compassion from the heart is a good formula to implement in any situation.
Heart and mind consciousness need to work together in balance and harmony. I got a taste of how this works from my experiences this year with many deaths. Forgiveness and kindness awaken compassion and confession and goodwill increases personal responsibility. People of goodwill will find this valuable.
There are two categories of service; to self and to others. We can do two good deeds; we can do it together or we can do it for each other. Service to those who choose not to help themselves is a waste of time and energy. Help those who are trying and taking action with the current situation they are in. Service to others from the head is smart business and service to others from the heart is superb business.
Personal responsibility and compassion will produce valuable profits and benefit deserving people who appreciate the value you have to offer.
Thank you for giving me the benefits of love and joy by allowing me to serve you. I look forward to serving you in the coming new year with some new valuable offerings.
Love and joy,
- Ancient Teachings of Service
- “The Simple Path
- Silence is Prayer
- Prayer is Faith
- Faith is Love
- Love is Service
- The Fruit of Service is Peace” ― Mother Teresa
Buddhist “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”
Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.