Service and Meditation

The way to overcome personal misery is to share universal misery and the way to expand personal joy is to share universal joy. Instead of thinking, “What about me?”, “What can I gain from this world?”, think: “What can I do for this world?” When everyone considers only what they can contribute to the society, you will have a divine society.

We have to educate and culture our individual consciousness to expand over time with knowledge – to change from “What about me?” to “What can I contribute?”

If you are not having good experiences in meditation, then do more service! You will gain merit and your meditation will be deeper. When you bring some relief and freedom to someone through service, good vibrations and blessings come to you. Service brings merit. Merit allows you to go deep in meditation and meditation brings back your smile!

First published in Celebrating Silence

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