Albert Schweitzer said it well: “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
I woke up today thinking "How can I serve today?" If it didn't matter about being paid, being right, being politically correct, being normal, being unafraid of other people's opinions, what would I do?
It's not what I should do but what I will do, from moment to moment. Can my actions make someone happy, heal a heart or shift a person into a place of love?
I find it easy to be softly spoken and kind to strangers. It's my partner and family members who really present the challenge! I feel the surge of anger, the annoyance, the irritation so swiftly flushing my face red. The stinging retort, the snarl, the verbal cuts cannot be taken back once uttered but they teeter behind my teeth. And then Awareness comes in and I respond with the end in mind, love wipes away the nastiness.
The peace and harmony I wish to preserve is a still pond.