Storytelling at Work
July 22, 2020
The Urge to Serve

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One of the outcomes, for me, from receiving the gift of Knowledge from Prem Rawat, in 1971, was the unexpected emergence of a deep desire to serve. The gift he had given me was so profound and so fulfilling that I soon began to experience a spontaneous upwelling of longing to "be of service" in some way. This impulse to serve was unstoppable. I was not "paying my dues." I was not trying to "do good deeds." I was not being hustled by someone to be a source of volunteer labor. What was moving me went way beyond that. Never in my life had I experienced such a deep aspiration to be of service -- to anyone... or anything.

Something at the core of my being wanted to make my best effort to "lend a hand", even if my skills were minimal and my hands were shaking.

Wanting, actually, is the wrong word to describe what I was feeling at the time. It was way more than wanting. It was primal -- rising from an archetypal realm within me that I didn't know existed -- kind of like what happens to the tides when the moon is full... and the wolves. I had no idea where this deep-seated longing to serve was originating from, but I trusted it and wanted to see where it lead...

To be continued...

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at July 22, 2020 07:34 PM

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I dont know what is my URL. dont know what that means.
I do know I enjoy reading your stories. It sounds like your journey leading you to service has been very productive and meaningful to yourself and others.
You are helping many people by sharing the stories of your spiritual experiences, and I am sure you help in many other ways. Just helping us all to laugh is an important service at this time! I enjoy the humour as well as the deeper meanings in your stories. Thanks for everything.
Rohana

Posted by: Rohana Laing [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 24, 2020 01:30 PM

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