“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddha
As indicated in many previous posts, ego and self-centeredness is the root cause of unhappiness. From it stems all kinds of mental health issues and spiritual disconnections.
Some mental health issues are depression, anxiety, fear, and/or addictions.
Spiritual disconnection is the separation from the universe. It is also the separation from the ability to think at a higher level, where the positive energy that brings an individual closer to true happiness is of no avail. Keep in mind, that happiness is the true measure of success.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” -John Holmes
The best way to get out of ourselves, is to help others. Give without the expectation to receive.
“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” – Abraham Lincoln
The best ways to help others:
- Smile and be friendly
- Volunteer/Service work
- Donate something you don’t use
- Redirect gifts
- Stop to help
- Take the time to teach someone a skill you know
- Comfort someone in grief
- Buy food for a homeless person
- Donate food