Meditation & Health #19-Editor’s Words
“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy.
I woke and I saw that life is all service.
I served and I saw that service is joy.”
So wrote the great poetic mystic Kahlil Gibran, capturing with stunning simplicity the essence of giving.
It is natural to think of the benefits one can receive in any given situation. We weigh the pros and cons when considering a course of action, attempting to make decisions we deem favorable. Often we think of personal benefits and constantly follow a path of self-interest.
However, the desire for selfish gains causes us to miss out on the true joy of life. For to experience a wealth of living that far surpasses gain arising purely from selfish motive, is to become a benefit to other people, to offer ourselves in service.
As Grandmaster JinBodhi teaches, to give is to gain. He offers his down-to-earth wisdom on compassion in everyday life. Giving the best of ourselves for the betterment of others fills life with meaning and purpose. Generosity of spirit elevates both giver and receiver to the realm of the Divine.
In every issue of Meditation & Health, we strive to celebrate the joy of service. To offer content with the sincere wish that it be of benefit to our readers. We explore the vital importance of a good night’s sleep, the need for a technology cleanse in order to find peace in a digital world, and the ephemeral beauty of Tibetan sand mandalas.
May you reap the benefits from the words contained herein. Our benefit is in the giving.