Maybe I should be talking to a colleague about this, but I need an unbiased and objective opinion. All my life I have I want to help people with their spirituality. I believe there is no greater journey than the path to self fulfillment and inner peace. I feel like I’ve been very successful in this matter and describe myself as a spiritual technician. However, I feel like I’m not meeting my own personal needs due to my selflessness. I bring about great change in other people’s lives, but I am ineffective in my own. How do I achieve the fulfillment I desire as well as put people on their correct journey?
***Zen Boy, your desire and fervor to help others is both rare and impressive! By my own admission, I will tell you I am NOT an expert on all things spiritual and the path towards self-fulfillment. In fact I have no qualms telling you I had to carefully craft and research my response to this question. However, I can say with certainty, if you feel you’ve found your niche in this area of life then you’re at a crossroads–clearly causing you a crisis of conscience. Humans are innately selfish creatures, born with certain instincts that drive self-preservation and fuel selfish desires. You are no different. If you truly believe your destiny is to help others on their journey towards enlightenment, then you cannot have both. Selflessness and selfishness can have no harmony when it comes to selfless duty. In this situation, selfless duty dictates you sacrifice your own personal needs in service of others. I advise you to take a break, and do some soul searching to decide if this is really something you want to do. You also have the right idea, consult your colleagues. I have no doubt this is something they too have faced. I’m rooting for you Zen Boy! 😉
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