As a long time (19 years) student of Yoga Philosophy being of service to the world has been important part of my practice. There are essential inner values that provide ongoing guidance along the way as I navigate life's challenges towards finding a full-filling life. Honesty, integrity, generosity of spirit to name a few have been guiding principles for me.
Often times life requires the uses of keen discernment to avoid its many pitfalls. When I take the time to contemplate "what is the truth of this situation? Is this being helpful vs harming to self and others? Does this align with my values? Does this contribute to the world and am I breaking any universal laws ? ...then I find clarity toward taking right action. God is really oh so close !
Being of service, making a contribution to society at large (no matter how big or small) speaking the truth and then acting on it is part of what we are here for. There is so much grace when we are in service to others, or to the planet, so much magic can happen when right action (or even helpful action) is taken without attachment to its fruits.
In my first career out of college as a student of Social Anthropology I became interested in people and different cultures. I worked for an international NGO working in low income communities In Africa and India and designed programs that aimed at improving the lives of others thru alleviating human poverty. In India we worked with street children.
When I returned to the United States, a little shattered by how much of the world lives in desperate poverty I became interested in the nature of this universe and in the nature of the human spirit and in healing and personal growth. I became a healer.
One of the projects I like to support while in California includes being a steward of the national parks and open spaces we are so fortunate to have. I have found picking up trash to be a rewarding past time.