“Service requires that you give of yourself in a way that stretches you beyond your comfort zone and improves the lives of one or even many others. As I emphasized in the beginning of this book, mystics changed the world and many never left their monasteries, or left only for very brief intervals.
The power of their souls and their faith did most of their work in the world for them. Service at the mystical level is about devotion, dedication, and maintaining faith in the governing laws of the universe, pouring grace and praying into the world.
As the author of The Cloud of Unknowing wrote, “Your fellow men are marvelously enriched by the work of yours, even if you may not fully understand how.”
Being of service in the world is an expression of your soul’s purpose—your purpose.
Service to one is service to life. People who cannot become fully devoted to the mystic path must still put their awakened souls to work, and can choose lives of service in the world.
You have already begun an active service in your life if you are on a spiritual path. You are already attuned to the needs of people around you and to the environment. Your sensibilities have already expanded.
But your soul will never let you rest—never. It will never be content with becoming comfortable. Your soul will always lead you into situations where you would rather not be because that is the means through which your soul expands its skills in the physical world.
Your rational mind will fight those soul instructions; you probably are already fighting instructions to venture into new territory.”
Excerpt From: Myss, Caroline. “Entering the Castle.”