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It's also something that's easy to forget. The more we agonize over own happiness or unhappiness, more we turn inward. The more pre-occupied we become with our own me-ness. The more miserable we become.
Certainly, there is therapy in humility; solace in service. All at once we become enmeshed with something much greater than ourselves. We renew our sense of purpose. We tap into a sense of connectedness that offers infinite healing and comfort.
TAP THE "THERAPY OF SERVICE" It's terribly easy to tap into that kind of connectedness. There exists so much need in world. It's everywhere.
And we can weave "Therapy of Service" into every our every intention, our every goal.
If you've hit a plateau with one of your personal goals, make it bigger. Ask yourself: How will achievement of this goal affect someone else? Widen your focus--and your mission.
Whenever your strength and energy starts to sag, change your perspective, from one of "I" to one of "us." By doing so, you create a subtle shift in intention: "I don't have energy for a daily workout" becomes "I want to take care of myself so I can be more a more balanced and mindful parent."
It works to empower your professional life, too. "I don't want to go to work" becomes "I want to share my gifts with everyone I come in contact with." Simply start focusing on how your business helps other people. When service and love replaces money as your prime motivator, you may just find that things start falling into place.
Susie Michelle Cortright is the author of More Energy for Moms and the publisher of Momscape.com--a website devoted to helping moms enjoy motherhood. Visit her at http://www.momscape.com. And click here to learn how you can join her exclusive community, devoted to personal growth for moms: http://www.momscape.com/energy