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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

thought for others

' Be unselfish....if you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.'

If self-awareness is an integral part of spiritual development, awareness of others is its close companion. They balance each other and propel us forward.

Too focused on ourselves, we can grow miserable operating with only our own energy and insight.

Too focused on others, we grow codependent, needing them to give us identity.

We grow by balancing our own needs with those of others. We take care of ourselves, but live a rich life of service and love.

If I get too focused on myself, I start to feel drained, even when I'm not
giving much. Maybe the best thing I can do is a small caring act for someone else. It might make their day, and it will help me get out of my own rut.