Man is a manifestation of divinity. Man takes human birth only to realize and experience the truth that Man is God. Even though the soul understands it’s inherent divinity in all the other dimensions it has to incarnate on planet earth to experience this truth.
The path to divinity is of selfless living. Selflessness simply means GIVING. Selfishness means taking. Unfortunately, our society conditions us to believe that it’s the survival of the fittest and that life is all about acquiring and hoarding for self and family only.
In a way, we start on the wrong path at the very outset. Almost as a natural reflex, selfishness becomes a way of life and the funny thing is that we are totally unaware of it. Until, the moment arrives and we wake up from the slumber of societal conditioning and question the meaning of life.
The awareness of our divine nature slowly starts percolating in our consciousness. However, we feel at loss on how to proceed to reclaim our true nature as the grip of the old consciousness is almost vicelike.
The easiest path is to slowly and steadily start Giving. It’s also known as the path of service. Give to those who are not as fortunate as you are. Give whatever that you feel the other needs. It maybe money, time, helping hand, understanding, compassion, smile or love.
There is no special time or place for Giving. You can get into the habit of giving anytime, anywhere and to anyone. We are quite used to giving and sacrificing for our family. We do that out of love. This love is selfish as it is based on self-interest and reciprocity. But, it’s a great training ground for learning how to Give.
True Giving starts when it goes beyond the boundaries of family to unknown strangers who are in need. You can make every interaction as an opportunity to give if you so desire. At work and in social interactions you can give a patient hearing, a smile, courtesy, attention, respect, etc. The list is endless and countless. It’s about building an attitude of Giving.
Soon, you shall discover a great change and transformation in you. You shall become more caring and compassionate towards strangers and colleagues. Unknowingly the fountain of selfless love shall start to flow in the depths of your heart. Any Giving that does not bring about a change of heart is mechanical and a mere formality. Such service is futile and should be abandoned.
True love can only pour out of the depths of a pure heart that has come out of the crucible of selfless Giving. Only a heart full of pure unselfish love can serve all. This is the basis of the credo LOVE ALL SERVE ALL.
And it’s this pure love which is referred to as God.
So, go ahead and cruise to the path of divinity by Giving. Give and you shall Get seems to be the mantra.
I salute the divinity in all.
Love, Light and Giving,