This past week I had the always joy-full experience of having lunch with my friend Blair, who I’ve mentioned here before (Blossoming with Blair). During our delicious discussion, we got to exploring how we value our independence and how our society supports a sense of individualism AND how we are part of a community and the idea of being of service.
This morning, the universe seemed to be keeping me focused here as I read Rachel Naomi Remen’s chapter entitled Habit in My Grandfather’s Blessings:
Among us the habit of competition and individualism is so ingrained that we seem to have forgotten one of the basic laws of survival: Strength lies in community. But not every culture is as alienated as our own, and, in some, connection and service are simply a way of life.
As I explore how I might be bigger and better and more impactful in the new year, I find myself asking:
- How am I of service to others?
- Where do I close myself off to opportunities to be of service to others?