After our retreat – a wonderful paragraph on Serving and Helping from the Course in Miracles…
A passage on Helping and Serving, from A Course in Miracles.
The Authentic Self’s work is being of service. Serving is different than helping. Helping is based on inequality; it is not a relationship between equals. Helping incurs debt. When you help someone they owe you one. But serving, like healing, is mutual. There is no debt. We are as served as the person we are serving. When we help we have a feeling of satisfaction. When we serve we have a feeling of gratitude.
Service is renewing. When we serve, our work itself will sustain us. At the very heart of service, we understand that the act of caring is always mutually beneficial. We understand that in nurturing others we are always cared for.