I serve without effort when I serve my children. Though I tend to over-serve, if that is possible, i.e. being available, sometimes anticipating their needs, I serve them unconditionally. I now see that my over-service could have been a brake in their growth, and independence, creating co-dependency and laziness. I now approach my responsibility as a father, being a guide, motivator, and mentor, bringing my life experience and insights to their requests and needs rather than personally fulfilling their tasks for them
Thanks for sharing your insights Danusha Lameris. Your reflections made me reflect on how unaware we are of the small gestures of love that pepper our day. From giving to receiving we should be celebrating them more. As you say it could be the tribe and fire that is missing from many peoples lives. Connection. Covid has isolated us more than ever, from masks to remote working, human contact is being eradicated. I personally will pay attention to all the holy exchanges in my day today to ensure I bring connection back into my action and being. God bless
What helps you create a healthy disposition for your mind?Mental immunity is the foresight to understand why you are putting in your mind and in your body will have repercussions in your life. The ability to discern from nourishing and flourishing rather than just "filling" keeps us focused on our well being mentally and physically. I recently had a situation when I was in the wrong and the aggressor wanted to make his point, a little over excited in my opinion, however, I was in the wrong, so apologised and bid him good bye. It took emotional control to not react as he was being aggressive, but the calm and polite way the situation was handled made me the victor, even though I was in the wrong. My early morning routine of exercise, silence and prayer helps me to start my day grounded and I try to carry that through my interactions with people and life.