An empty mind is the key to freedom and inner peace, but when we begin thinking too much, mental clutter begets more clutter, and then suddenly we’ve become a hoarder with all sorts of self-created problems. The emptier a mind, the fewer the problems. I used to work in a kitchen, cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for 150 senior residents for 8 hours straight. I was so busy that all 8 hours went by and rarely did a single thought enter my head about anything other than what I was doing in the moment. Pure freedom. I loved that job. If our minds are empty or other-centered, it really doesn’t matter what we are doing.
3) Because it repairs our soul. Working with others heals us spiritually, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and perhaps even physically. Why? How? For one, you are helping others to change, which changes the world. Since we are all inter-connected and made of energy, when someone is altered, the world is altered. In fact, the entire universe is altered, and this shift in the energy of the person you are working with will also have an effect on you. And that’s not fluff, that’s science.
4) Because it helps us to grow and become stronger, thereby adding to our reservoir of relief and sanity, as the act of helping someone or speaking publicly requires us have courage and to step outside of ourselves.
5) Because it lifts us up inside, which is perfect for drug addicts and alcoholics who always need to feel good.
6) Because it sets in motion the law of cause and effect, so any selfless action all but guarantees a good return.
7) Because it is the antithesis of being a selfish drug addict.
God, please bring me the opportunity to help others…