Loving and Serving Others

Until we experience the profound sense of completeness that is already present within us, it is natural for us to have many desires.  But we can save ourselves a lot of frustration and wasted time by learning to distinguish between healthy desires — that consider the well-being of everyone (including us), and unhealthy desires — that are based on our needs alone.

Unhealthy (selfish) desires are incompatible with our true nature —  the way we are connected to each other and all beings.  Even if we fulfill a desire, the momentary happiness we experience maintains the illusion that getting what we want is the source of our happiness.

As I pursue my own goals, if I also consider the effects of my actions on other people, my heart is at peace.  A genuine concern for others also makes possible deeper relationships, and has taught me that I can find joy in loving and serving others.  I hope to deepen this experience and learn to live this way always and I encourage everyone to try this as well.

2017-07-25T21:46:17+00:00 July 25th, 2017|1 Comment

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  1. Kevin July 26, 2017 at 1:04 am

    thank you

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