Friday, April 18, 2014

Service, the work of the soul, heals and strengthens...

If helping is an experience of strength, fixing is an experience of mastery and expertise. Service, on the other hand, is an experience of mystery, surrender and awe.
A fixer has the illusion of being causal.
A server knows that he or she is being used and has a willingness to be used in the service of something greater, something essentially unknown.
Fixing and helping are very personal; they are very particular, concrete and specific. We fix and help many different things in our lifetimes, but when we serve we are always serving the same thing. Everyone who has ever served through the history of time serves the same thing. We are servers of the wholeness and mystery in life.