The Heart of the Matter
July 04, 2008
ASK YOURSELF THIS: "What Can I Do to Help?"


No matter what path you're on, used to be on, think about being on, can't remember you're on... or disbelieve there is any such thing as a "path," the question always remains the same:

"What can I do to help?"

In other words, how can you participate on planet Earth in a way that serves? Certainly, there must be something you can do to go beyond yourself and make a contribution.

In the end, it doesn't really matter what form your effort takes, as long as you are authentically stepping up to the plate and giving it your best to pitch in.

Maybe your effort to serve will have something to do with a "cause" or a Master. Maybe not. If you have a Master, maybe he or she is living. Maybe not. Maybe your Master is Maharaji... or Gurumayi... or the 17th Karmapa... or Thich Nhat Hanh... or Neem Karoli Baba... or Yogananda... or Buddha... or Lao Tzu... or Jesus... or countless other great souls who, from the beginning of time, have been reminding human beings about what's really important in this life.

Yes, the way they've communicated this message has differed, but the essence of the message has always been the same:

What you are searching for is already within you -- and you can experience it. Indeed, that's what you're here for.

Once you've experienced it -- no matter what adjective you use to describe it, it's time to give back -- time to participate... time to serve.

Or, as Bob Dylan once said, "You've got to serve somebody..."

No need to wait, like some wallflower at the High School prom, to be asked. Now's the time.

Start dancing!

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at July 4, 2008 02:12 PM

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