“Helping out is not some special skill...it is not confined to a single part of our lives.' - Ram Dass
“Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment. In ancient India, Seva was believed to help one’s spiritual growth and, at the same time, contribute to the improvement of a community. This is the art of giving with no need to receive, where the act itself is a gift to everyone involved.
Despite our seemingly unlimited capacity to connect, it's very easy to feel limited in a world of dynamic change. Asking questions like "Can I really make a difference?" or "How am I supposed to help?" only serve to delay or avoid action. With Seva, the only answer you need is YES.
Yes, I can help. Yes, I will do this. Yes, this is possible.
Focus on the community around you, your workplace, the partnerships you've created, and the lives of those you're able to touch. Just serving the basic needs of those who are in need puts us on the right path.
Small steps lead to great change. Seva is the karmic life preserver that keeps your spiritual head above water by helping others stay afloat.
Come enjoy, in joy, the act of selfless action and all the wonderful energy that surrounds it with Aqua Vida.
Excerpted from Seva: The Art of Selfless Service by Daniel Scott
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