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I know that I am not unique in my experience of feeling like there has to be more to life. The question of “Is this it?” I have been engaged countless conversations where the topic of fulfillment in life and the greater meaning of our existence has been at the forefront. So what is the answer? Well, if I had that answer I would be making far more of an impact in the world than I currently am. What I can say is that among the things you can do with your life that will give it purpose and contentment, service might be the strongest and most powerful action.
As you know (and if you don’t, check it out here) this community, movement, space, whatever you call it, is all about breaking free from the boxes that contain our thinking and our actions. I firmly believe that the best way to broaden your world and participate fully in the unending web of life that connects us all is to serve others. Though it is not the only way, true service done with love and commitment brings to the forefront of our lives a connection to others, a remedy for the gut-feeling that what we are doing now is not the full extent of the human experience.
In the coming weeks I am going to be publishing the first in a series of in-depth guides to making service a priority in your life and how to ensure that your service is the most transformational it can be for everyone involved. The first of these guides will be released on Wednesday. The Unboxed Guide to Serving Others: What is Service and How do we Prepare for it? is all about readying our lives for service being our main focus and defining what true service really is. This 15 page guide will, of course, be free to anyone who feels they can utilize it and will be available to download on Wednesday.
To get ready for the release I thought we might look at just a few tools you can use right now to reshape your mind, heart, and life to change the world through service to others. When the guide is published we will dive deeper into these things, but you can start thinking about some of these things now.
Service in and of itself is a pursuit that can literally change the world and might be the only single action that exists that can do so. I can’t promise that making the serving of others a priority in your life will bring nirvana, but it will start you on a path of self-discovery and toward answering the question “Is there more to life?” Our society tells us that pursuing “things” and finding happiness in the pre-determined, pleasantly paved path of steps and phases is what life is about. I refuse to believe that and I bet you do too.
When we break down our boxes and start to see the larger world the realization that the path that is given to us isn’t necessarily the best one becomes clear. In the end how you get there is your journey, but making service a focal point in that journey, I promise you, will aid you in your search for meaning and leave the world we live in a better place. And in the end, isn’t that what it’s all about?
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