Place yourself as an instrument in the hands of God, who does his own work in his own way.
– Swami Ramdas
To spend a certain amount of time working with people at a job that benefits others, in which our personal pleasure and profit are not at all involved, nourishes both us and the people we help. It helps them directly, but it helps us indirectly, by enabling us to realize that we are a part of life and have a contribution to make.
Today, there are so many places where help is needed. Open the daily paper – the news speaks for itself. All of us need to work together to put out the fires of hatred and violence that are burning throughout the world, threatening us and our children. I cannot imagine any human being who has love in his heart not trying to think of ways to make some contribution to the world. We needn’t work on a large scale. The important thing is that each of us give some time to working for a selfless cause. It’s good for the world, and it’s good for us.
Words to Live By: Inspiration for Every Day – Eknath Easwaran
The homework is to imagine a world where we all live life for others and see God in every person we meet – a life of selfless service. Experiment with and practice this concept of selfless service and apply it to your life. “Action done in selflessness is nourishing. You nourish yourself and you nourish the other person….Whatever you do, do it without self. Do it with selflessness.”1
1 Excerpts from Time to be Holy – Swami Sivananda Radha
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