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Service is key

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ~ Mark 10:45

Recently I’ve been discussing the concept of “purpose” a lot with people. Rather you’re a person of deep faith or a non-believer we all experience a desire to understand & embrace our life’s purpose. It is in our human nature to inquire about what it is we’re doing here on Earth. And because of the different worlds I navigate through these conversations have varied greatly… But the one common thread I’ve found is this, our true life’s purpose can only be found in embracing what we’re naturally talented at & using that to serve, grow & protect other people.

Society often teaches us that we should seek our life’s purpose to create the life of our dreams, so we can be our best most fulfilled selves. However, what society fails to realize, but therapist, theologians & philosophers have known for centuries is that service of one’s self is the true key to being holistically filled in life. Our purpose isn’t solely meant for our joy or prosperity, but rather for the betterment of the world around us.

@willsmith once said, “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, than you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.”

Almost everyone in our society we deem as “successful” believes in being of service to others, and that’s because they’ve broken the code. In order to fully conceptualize the life of your dreams you must first understand that you’re life is strategically intertwined with those around you. When we begin to view life from a bird’s eye view, & understand that we can make small strides each day to improve other people’s lives, we start to notice a shift in our paradigm that encourages us to let go of our ego & fully embrace our divine purpose.

During times of loss & struggle I often revert back to this ideology. How can I help people? How can I be of service? What can I personally do to make someone else’s day a little bit easier? These are the questions we should all ask ourselves each day, and if we’re not doing something each day to improve the world around us then perhaps we should all re-evaluate our POV. #paradigmshift

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