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Being of Service

April 14, 2020

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Episode Description:

Class Title:

Unlocking Happiness Through Service

Class Description:

In this engaging session, part of our intermediate series on the pillars of well-being, we delve into the transformative power of being of service. Discover how lending a helping hand not only contributes to the happiness and well-being of others but also significantly enhances your own life. Through thought-provoking discussions, personal reflections, and actionable challenges, this class aims to inspire you to integrate acts of service into your daily life, thereby unlocking deeper happiness and spiritual fulfillment.

Key Points to Cover:

  1. Introduction to Service:
    • Explore the concept of being of service and its importance in spiritual and personal growth. Discuss the intrinsic connection between service and happiness.
  2. Giver vs. Taker:
    • Encourage participants to reflect on their own lives: Do they see themselves more as givers or takers? Discuss the benefits of being a giver, not only to others but to oneself.
  3. The Joy of Giving:
    • Share stories and examples demonstrating how acts of service contribute to personal happiness. Highlight the idea that service is a favor we do for ourselves.
  4. Service as a Lifestyle:
    • Discuss ways to be of service in everyday life, emphasizing that service isn’t a one-time act but a way of living. Explore how participants can incorporate service into their routines, regardless of their personal or professional commitments.
  5. Creative Ways to Serve:
    • Brainstorm with participants various forms of service, recognizing that everyone has something unique to offer, whether it’s time, skills, resources, or kindness.
  6. Challenges and Opportunities:
    • Address common challenges people face when trying to be of service, such as fear of being taken advantage of or not knowing where to start. Offer solutions and encouragement.
  7. Personal Challenge:
    • Introduce a “Week of Service” challenge, encouraging participants to commit to one act of service each day for a week. Acts can vary in scope and size, from volunteering at a local charity to simply offering a listening ear to a friend in need.

What Participants Will Get Out of It:

  • An understanding of the profound impact service can have on one’s own happiness and the well-being of others.
  • Practical ideas and inspiration to be of service in various aspects of life.
  • A sense of empowerment and fulfillment from making positive contributions to their community and beyond.
  • A personal plan for incorporating acts of service into their daily routine.

Practical Challenge for Participants:

During the “Week of Service” challenge, participants are encouraged to journal about their experiences, noting how each act of service made them feel and any changes they observe in their overall sense of happiness and well-being. Participants will share their experiences and reflections at the end of the week, fostering a sense of community and mutual inspiration

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