Happy Summer 2021! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and this summer already feels so much better than the Covid summer of 2020. I hope you can feel the hopefulness in the air.
The theme of June in my classes is "service." After all, the more you give, the more you receive. I know that you all do so much for so many. So, for me, service is not necessarily about "doing" more. It is about cultivating an attitude of service. I once heard Deepak Chopra say that one mantra that he repeats all day long is "How may I serve?"
I did this recently in the grocery store. The line for the one open check-out was really long and the customers (me too!) were getting flustered and edgy. I took the approach to start repeating "How may I serve?"
Another cashier soon showed up and made the announcement that the next person in line should come to her check-out. Of course, when this happens...which customer is actually next? There were like six of us.
So, I nudged the guy ahead of me to go. He was so nervous by this point (that he might be caught up in another survival of the fittest moment in his life) that he went to the wrong check-out counter. I had to re-direct him.
Then he thanked me from his heart, and I knew that in the encounter I was living a life of service.
Perhaps you can try repeating "How may I serve?" and see how it affects you, your life, and the world around you.