I practice selflessness.
“Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
My personal well-being is important to me. Although I pay attention to my own needs on a daily basis, I also consider the needs of others. I practice selflessness in all of my relationships. I come to the table with open arms. I give of myself to those who are important to me. I am careful to distinguish between my wants and needs. I know that survival is possible on life's bare necessities. I make sacrifices when I see someone in physical or emotional pain. It is easy for me to deny myself of something if another needs it more. My inner happiness drives my selfless nature.
I ensure that I practice gratefulness each day. This ensures my happiness is separate from material possessions. My needs in life are basic. Sometimes things that I feel are necessary become trivial when I see someone else truly in need. Because I practice gratefulness, I can easily give of myself and possessions to a family member, friend, or stranger.
Today, I recognize that this world is filled with others besides me. I realize that they all need help in some way or another. I am committed to giving of myself in any way that I can. The happiness of others is my priority.
1. When was a time when I acted selfish?
2. How do I react when I ask others for help and they deny my plea?
3. What can I do in my life to become more selfless?