It feels like it should be easier to serve other people. I sometimes feel that way (there, I said it). Do you ever feel that way?
At the front end it seems like the hard work's getting to the place where your heart is generous and you want to take time and energy to pass kindness along to others. Turning off the TV and getting up off the couch. Deciding to give up a free Saturday, to forgo your own interests. To do something you don't have to do.
So OK, let's say you get to that point. You cross the hurdle: you're in. Great, now things should should be all downhill from here. After all, you have Found Your Generous Heart. You and the world are now poised to start collaborating on this serving thing - to roll out this kindness you've decided to prioritise.
But then. Shock to the system - you discover that actually, that first step *wasn't* the hard part. Because now you have to plan and organise and spend money. You have to encounter obstacles. But this is illogical - why should there be obstacles when you are Trying to Serve Other People? After all (and think I mentioned this already), you don't have to do this.Read More