Monday, February 15, 2016

Understanding Selfless Service, Selfishness, and Self-lostness

There are many wonderful people out in the world working to help others. Through selfless service to the world, humanity, nature, and the Divine, we can bring about many positive, helpful, and necessary changes. We can help create a more sustainable way of living. We can learn to better honor and respect all the animals and other lifeforms that are sharing this earthly rental unit with us. We can help other human beings to relieve physical forms of suffering as much as possible and greatly reduce emotional and mental forms of suffering. There is so much that is possible through selflessness.

But oftentimes, people don't really understand selflessness. Selfish motives often underpin seemingly selfless actions. On the other side, some people do so much for others that they become self-lost. They lose their sense of themselves and what is healthy for them. Thus, their service becomes damaging to themselves. This is the path of many wounded healers.

7 Signs that You're a Wounded Healer

On this note, I wanted to help people better understand what it means to be of service so that you can serve in healthy ways that support you and others from the place of the truest love and kindness.

Self-lostness: Doing too Much for Others

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