The next two weeks we will be exploring some ideas about joy.
Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region’s literature and music, and the first Non-European to win the Nobel Prize in literature. His syllogism below inspires me.
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.”
One of the great truisms of the spiritual life is that if service doesn’t serve the one doing the serving, it’s not service. True service is a two-way street. It blesses those being served and it blesses those doing the serving.
True service really is joy because everyone benefits.
Seeds XIV, 33