Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Give in love

I do want to live a life where the contributions I make, the work that I do, the purpose I am serving, will have a lasting effect on humanity. I do want to be remembered. I do want to be cherished. I do want to know love. These are the rewards of service.

You may never know in this lifetime how your work and contributions made in love affect people. However, when you give service, this is not your concern. You do what you do because you love to do it.

Whatever you love will touch somebody. Even one person calling your name, singing your praises, honoring what you do is more than many people ever get in this life.

Service is a spiritual principle, it does not imply or import poverty. Most of us think that if you serve, giving of yourself without focusing on the money, you will be poor. We are taught that if you work hard and give your best, you should be richly rewarded.

There is a problem with this line of thinking. If you think of your work as service, if you do it with love, if you value yourself and your position, the rewards will come in many other ways. Where there is hate, there cannot be love. Where there is no love, there is no service.

Do what you love! Do it with passion! Do it with the understanding that if you are never rewarded with money or recognized by the public, you are making a valuable contribution to yourself. Shift your focus from money to love. When you have love, you want to give yourself for the sake of love.

In giving for the sake of love, the impersonal, immutable, perfect laws of the universe demand that you must be rewarded tenfold. Stop worrying about survival! You will survive! Understand that when you serve, when you give to the universe it is multiplied, and you will be rewarded.

You will be taken care of. Do not measure your value and worth by the external standards of the world. Do not compare yourself and what you do in love to what anyone else is dong. If you wait for someone to tell you that you are great and to reward you for that greatness, and it never happens, you may convince yourself that you are living a worthless existence.

You are divine. There's a great deal of worth in your divinity. You must love your divine self enough to know that everything you must do must be an act of love. Giving of your divine self in the name of love is the highest honor.