OK, so in all fairness, this is a positive thing in that I take care of myself, tend to my spirit, and stoke the fires of artistic expression so that I can share my insights and feelings with others (hence, my music... and this blog!). However, I am realizing, if not kept in check, there is a tendency to get lost in myself... and not always in a healthy way. I mean, yes, I believe it's a good thing to strive for self-actualization (a term I recently heard at a party and had to look up!), but I also believe there's a fine line between self-actualization and self-indulgence. I know I've crossed that line when I start making myself a little sick... sick of myself! ;-)
This week, in the midst of such a time, I received an unexpected opportunity to help someone out. Well... it turned out to be a real gift and reminder for me. Helping this person who needed my help got me out of myself and into the flow of service and love. That win-win of interdependence. It felt good and right... and brought balance. And now I feel like I'm in a healthier, more productive flow doing what's mine to do... in more of a serving kind of way. Because, really, serving IS what we're here to do... and by serving others, we in turn serve ourselves. I know this, of course, but sometimes I just kind of forget... ya know, when I'm lost in myself. Haha.
Thank you, universe, for kickin' me in the butt when I need it. :-) What about you? Are you willing and able to let something greater than yourself get you out of yourself?