“This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clot of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can.”
— George Bernard Shaw
We know we are living more soulfully when we find our attention focused on others more than on ourselves. When our ego begins to understand that there is safety and merit in surrendering to a higher force, its energies align more harmoniously with the soul’s direction, and our power increases. Life begins to flow and expand.
We can set the stage for this experience by intentionally looking for the bigger picture. How do I impact others? How can I contribute? As an integral part of the whole, as a piece of the hologram that contains the whole within it, we have immense powers to raise the level of consciousness of the world around us. But this requires high levels of awareness to ensure we’re not foisting our ego’s baggage on others.
“Try constantly to out-serve yourself and watch the butterfly inside you break from his or her cocoon and gain high flight. Like the butterfly, your transformation will take on a form you,
now, cannot fully conceive of in beauty, elegance and completeness. Your love affair with work will make it effortless-effort.” — Mark Victor Hansen
Be clear about where you stand in the bigger picture. Explore and reflect on your experience within the context of the bigger picture. Wherever you are, accept your situation without judgment, and then choose a new perspective that brings more meaning and peace.