When one gives of their time and energy a few things happens to our well-being. 1.There is a growing body of evidence showing that service has positive health implications, including lowering blood pressure. 2. I find a true empathy and compassion for my fellow human beings. I get connected to the idea that we truly are one, and we can make a difference. 3. I can make a difference! Sometimes in the vastness of this Universe and the fastness of life, I wonder if I am truly making a difference. When I dedicate my time to helping another through sacred service, it is plainly evident that I, and everyone, can truly make a difference in this world. 4. Contentment: Knowing that I am making a difference brings a gratitude to my heart that everything is going to be ok. Are these the reasons why I serve? Not necessarily, they are more like the side effects of being of service.
My soul is filled to overflowing when I am practicing the art of Seva – selfless giving. I have a bounce in my step and a smile on my face. When my life isn’t about me and what I can get, and rather about what can I give, who can I serve and how can I make a difference…then I my Soul is Seva’d!