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Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Our greatest gift to the World

I was browsing the web sometime back when I came across Steve Pavlina’s blog. He talks about the need to define our life purpose and the importance of being congruent. In his article on Living Congruently, he wrote:

Alignment comes down to working on these four questions until they all produce the same answer:

  • What do you want to do? (desire)
  • What can you do? (ability)
  • What should you do? (purpose)
  • What must you do? (need)

Beautifully written. When we live congruently, our heart, our mind, our body and passion will be aligned in the same direction and it is easy to achieve fulfillment in every area.

Steve says that his life purpose is to serve and help people. When I saw his life purpose, I thought it is such a wonderful purpose to have but what do I have to help people? What do I have to give? I can’t have an answer. Frustrated, I put the thought aside and went on to do other stuff.

The questions are always on my mind. After a few weeks of questioning myself, I happened to listen to a talk from a spiritual teacher, which is totally enlightening and refreshing to me. Here is what he said :

We came with nothing
And we will return with nothing. We can’t take anything with us when we leave earth.
Since we can’t own anything and can’t have anything, what can we do with our life?
The only thing we can do with our life is to give it away. That is where we can find our purpose of life.
Giving away doesn’t mean giving our money or material stuff that we have. It means serving. Serving everyone and helping everyone whenever we can. That is our life purpose.

Indeed, for it is from giving that we will receive the most. This will be our greatest gift to the world.

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
-Kahlil Gibran-


Mark said...

Excellent post! Serving others is the greatest gift that we can give, both to humanity and to ourselves.

Sibbia said...

This is SO true! My greatest conflict is between what I must (or should maybe?) do and what I want to do!

I know this won't last, and look forward to bringing everything in alignment.

Thanks for writing.

Maithri said...

A resounding Amen to this lovely post,

Give, Give when you're tired,
When your heart is bleeding,
When the world is saying no,

Give when the night falls and your little room is cold and lonely..

Give because... You are blessed...

with life that breathes in your lungs,
And dreams in your mind, and laughs in your soul.

The hands of love are never tired.


The tide will someday turn...

And life will bring you an ocean of blessings...
for every drop of love you gave away...

With love and thanks, Maithri

Life Reflection said...

Hi Mark, your blog is a great gift too!

Life Reflection said...

Hi Sibbia,

You are not alone, I'm trying to resolve my conflict too!

Life Reflection said...

Hi Maithri,

Nice Poem! Blessing.

Albert | UrbanMonk.Net said...

Beautiful, beautiful post. And good to see some quotes by Gibran too, I'm a huge fan of his work. He doesn't get as much exposure as he deserves.

Albert | UrbanMonk.Net
Modern personal development, entwined with ancient spirituality.

Life Reflection said...

Hi Albert,

I love quotes! They are short but full of meanings in them! L'm glad to share good quotes.