Service

Chapter 4: A Fulfilling Life

You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind and Joy by James Blanchard Cisneros. 

Martin Luther King Jr. once said:

9 Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

I once read that service is love put into action. Yet if we ourselves are love, and love put into action is service, then any time we’re in action we’re in service. Service, as defined by the ego, has boundaries and parameters that the ego’s world decided fit or didn’t fit its definition of service. The ego says we’re being of service if we do A and B, but not if we do C and D. It tells us that those who are doing A and B have bigger hearts and are better people than those who do C and D. The ego tries to have us believe all this to further separate us from our brothers and sisters.

The Godself knows that every moment we’re interacting with another human being, regardless of its physical manifestation, is a moment of service. When we smile at one another, we are being of service. When we pray for one another, we are being of service. When we give hope to one another, we are being of service. When we are assisting or being loving to one another, we are being of service. Any moment when we are being who in truth we are, we are being of service. This point was driven home to me when I experienced the second OBE offered for this chapter, which is described below.

9. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The Drum Major Instinct,” Sermon delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, February 4, 1968. Copyright The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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