I’ve contemplated this lately. I had listened to some podcasts with Marianne Williamson and Seane Corn and it got me to thinking am I doing enough? These two great ladies contribute much to the world. The work I do is service oriented yet I get paid for it. Does that count as service if I get paid for it?
Last night I dreamed I was called on to help a young woman relax before an important task she was called on to accomplish for humanity. I walked up to her and the young man who was to assist her and introduced myself. I said my name is Della and I will be your servant for the rest of the evening. I was stating that I would be of service to them for the time being. It was my choice and gift to them both. I proceeded to feed the young woman with my hands and then I gave her a foot rub. I awoke from the dream knowing the answer to my questions around the meaning of service.
Service can be as large as being an activist for women’s rights or as easy as a smile to the homeless man on the street. I was getting caught up in thinking that service work had to be big. Service is how we show up in our daily life. It can include volunteering for a cause that you or passionate about but doesn’t need to be only that. When I smile at the homeless man on the street and I acknowledge his humanness I am in service. When I post something life affirming on social media I am being in service. When I listen to a friend in need I am being in service. When I pick up the trash in the park that someone before me dropped I am being of service. When I am at peace I am being of service to the world.
How are you already being of service in your daily life?
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