Like it or not Tuesday I had to put on people clothes and go out
into the world. I am a volunteer at the Nanaimo Men’s Centre. I am rigorous about keeping my word, so bailing was not an option for me. After that was done I hurried home to grab some dinner and go to the second committee meeting of Human Exchange Society. This is a group a started volunteering with about a month ago; they provide refuge shelter for recovering addicts. At that meeting my duties for the group were defined and I began almost immediately thinking about how to bring the most value possible to my service for these clients.
Tuesday was clearly a turning point by Wednesday I was pondering
what lessons I could take from these experiences I am having now. Thursday I found myself willing to trust that (even if I don’t understand) what is going on, must be necessary for my spiritual growth. With that knowledge I am now able to allow the negativity of this situation to begin flowing through me from moment to moment. I am not holding onto it any more. Am I back to my old self? No, but I am better then I was a week ago. And isn’t this human experience really about moving forward.
I have always found I am happiest living outside myself; by that I mean when I am in service to others. Tuesday brought me back in touch with that. So, I guess I am suggesting volunteerism as therapy.
Have a joyous day.