I believe that I am here for the other and not myself.
My job on this planet is to make sure that I help my fellow humans succeed.
It makes sense to me that if we all give each other a hand up (not a hand out), we’ll all succeed.
Think about it, if we all had an “other” mentality, we wouldn’t have a starving child on this planet or a war either, for that matter.
But we’re far from there. Our consciousness is still very much stuck on “how much can I take for myself” and not on “how much can I give of myself”.
Oh, just in case you think I’m an altruistic, do-gooder, bunny hugging hippy who thinks he has found the answer to it all; don’t.
I’m very much in this world. I know that we all need the security piece or peace-of-mind that earning a living brings.
So, I’m all for earning a fantastic living so that we can have the toys, eat well and thrive.
But, I’ve learned not to confuse the making of money and getting stuff with fulfilment, contentment, harmony and happiness.
As my friend and mentor, the Sufi Sheikh, Ebrahim is so fond of saying, “No amount of money in your bank account will fill the hole in your chest called insecurity.”
The more we help the other, the more we help ourselves.