How can i help?
Who can I serve?
Where can I stand up, show up, and support?
I’ve been re-reading many of the late Ram Dass’s great quotes and stumbled on an old somewhat obscure book he co-wrote called “How Can I Help?"
It’s a homage to the helpers. The healers. The heroes.
The ones who stand up, show up, and quite often, offer up their fragile frames as a firm foundation for the elevation of others.
It reminds me, once again, how true freedom (of any kind) is rarely found in the usual places and spaces within which we seek them.
Instead, it’s through service. Through curiosity, compassion, connection & community.
As Ram Dass taught us, this is the Bodhisattva’s path.
A winner isn't someone who stands on the roof and shouts about the great view.
She reaches her hand down, and pulls you up, so you can see it too.
All of us can do that.
For someone who can’t yet quite see the view we do.
As Ram Dass captured so beautifully through a lifetime of service, it begins with a question.
How can I help? Where am I needed? And when do I start?
Sometimes the answers are elusive.
But “when” is the easy part.
Because life is short.
And tomorrow is just a dream.
So wherever you are.
And in whatever you do.
Teach what you know. Do what you love. Wake up the world with your work.