How community service can help you find your muse
Doing good deed and helping others who are less fortunate is not only a good way to make your soul feel giddy, but also a way to have karma bless you with the opportunity to find your muse. Meeting other people whose lives are vastly different from your own can help you see the world from a new perspective and open your eyes to how fortunate you really are.
Those who are less fortunate
Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, healing the sick, comforting the dying…
Ask anyone what they thing about giving unto others, and most will say that they are all for it. Ask anyone what types of charity work they have done lately, and most will find themselves coming up with a case of mumble-itis as they try to brush away the fact they themselves do not contribute to the common good of mankind. Many might say that it is the government’s jobs and that is why we pay such high taxes. Others might give the excuse that they gave at the office, or at the church and that is good enough.
Very few of us, however, might be able say:
“Why yes, just last week I helped hand out bikes to inner city children.”
“I actually teach a class at the prison every other week.”
“I delivered large number of meals on wheels last Christmas”
Seeing the gratitude on someone’s face when you help them out is reward enough for those who give, but karma has also decided that these selfless acts should also come with a inspirational bonus. Helping those who are less fortunate will not only make you feel all giddy inside, but can also lead you down many creative paths. For example, helping out at a soup kitchen and getting to know those who depend upon the kitchen for their daily sustenance can help open up your eyes to how fortunate you really are and help push you out of your create funk. Or, teaching an art class at the local senior center, and watching how someone in their eighties paints the world might stir something within you and spark a whole new way of seeing things.