Thursday, August 30, 2018

Go Find Someone to Serve

One time, a psychotherapist was about to give up on a patient. After two years of treatment, his patient remained depressed and self-harming.

"I've done my best, Laura," the doctor said, "but I've one more assignment I want you to do before you come back."

"What's that?" Laura asked.

"Go find someone to serve." The doctor's Rx.

After a month, the patient Laura came back to his sesssions.

Beaming with a wide smile, she reported, "Doc, how happy I was sharing my paintings to the kids in the orphanage, teaching them my art, and giving them foods! It's awesome!"


The world needs your service. Your work. Your art.

You shouldn't have to struggle with depression. Serving others can help you heal in a deep way.

We all have creative gifts to use to serve others. Whether that's a cooked meal, a dream for a community, a book, or sharing music or art.

So what does it mean to serve others?

It means you move beyond your self. You do things that matter the most to you as a gift to others.

It means building a life of giving as your best therapy.

If you don't want your self to die with you, you must train your self to think, feel, and live differently than the ways of me-centeredness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."

Go find someone to serve. The world needs you.