Monday, November 26, 2012

A LIFE OF SERVICE

For me living a life of service gives meaning to the whole thing.I have read everything I could find on being happy, being free, and living a good life.And don't get me wrong, there are lots of self-help books, tapes, cds etc that can assist one in their search for enlightenment.And even if living a life of service is my "path" I am not saying that is the only path one can choose.But for myself, after all these years of looking a life of service to my fellow human beings is the only thing that works for me.And by living a life of service I dont mean that you must gi ve up anything or suffer in need of anything do live that kind of life.Personally I try to do it by being nice to everyone.By smiling at every "stranger"(is there really a thing as a stranger? I dont think so), by holding a door open, by allowing someone to jump ahead of me in line, to offer a word of encouragement, by calling an old friend, etc. I'm sure you get the picture.It doesn't cost me anything to do those type of things and yes, I do believe that qaulifies as a life of service.Sure, I donate some money to charities even tho I  am far from being a wealthy man(in material things I mean).But even if I did not have a dime I can still be of service. And that to me brings real meaning to my life. Maybe you'd like to try that yourself sometime. I sure hope you will that is if you are not already doing that. In closing I would like to share a couple of quotes. The first one is from Mr. Charles Caleb Colton who stated:"He that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so." And from Rabindranath Tagore comes this bit of marvel:"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."I now take flight and leave all of you wonderful people with thoughts of a perfect love, perfect peace, and perfect joy.And as always if you can right now, take a moment and do a little something nice for someone simple becdause you can and you want to! Bless all your hearts!

18 comments:

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother Ron, a very nice post indeed. From my observation, you do walk the walk. Keep on feeding the world with love, it does not go unnoticed.

There is a style of yoga called Bhatki, it represents service to humanity. Yoga in eastern philosophy represents ones Dharma or life path.

In Lak'ech, living with love, serving our brethren...

captron52 said...

Thank you Christopher for the encouraging words.I am so thankful for the friendship I share with you. Thanks again

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The Truth Seeker's Guide said...

I'm sure there are many people (including myself) who have crossed your path and appreciate everything you do. I wish many more people would take your example.
Keep shining the light my friend.
All the best.
Carl (The 'Guide)

captron52 said...

Thank you Carl for your friendship, your kind words of support and all you do for all of us human beings

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Silentwhisper1 said...

Bless you Cap:)

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DarkStar888 said...

Hi captron. Yuuup!

I have problems everyday. As do the other 7 billion people (except for the few elite I suppose) in this world. All I'll say about that... Watch, Wait & Don't React. Now I mean don't react to the crap that happens in the world that gets people in to a fluster and rage. Such as being a wreck worrying over things you can't do anything about or control. Just do your thing sort to speak.

Oh, even though we are not to react, it doesn't mean you can't use your delete BUTTON to get rid of the SPAM in this post. Yes, I just had it happen on JediTheOne.
Sorry to say there are a lot of asshole in this world. Yes you can give them love but they never have an understanding of dignity, integrity or honor. That you can't give them and they can't earn it either, because you have to BE it. :)

Take care my brother.

Ian

captron52 said...

How right you are Dark Star!Thanks for everything