Joy comes from seva (service) to others.
From a spiritual perspective, seva, or the act of service to others, works because we are all One. When we tend to the least of us, we tend to the all of us. When we bestow gifts, friendship, or help to another this is the same as bestowing it upon ourselves.
None of us are separate. Seva or service allows us to give freely from our selves, and in doing so, we become aware of our infinite and endless connection as souls.
“But I don’t have enough for myself,” you might say. “I’m struggling to make it as it is.” This may seem true upon first glance. But when you look closer, you find that abundance—true abundance—is not found in material STUFF, but in the opening of our hearts into compassion, connection, and love.
Seva, or being of service to those you love, those you don’t even know—and even those you might not be too fond of…. well, it opens your heart. On an energetic and spiritual level, there’s nothing quite like it.
Give to someone you know, someone you don’t know, even someone you don’t like. Be of service to the other who is also you.
Notice how your heart busts right out of your body.
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