During the course of our lives, many of us tend to "nest:" build a family, make friends, create a business and or develop a career. We make various choices, and keep setting goals in order to improve our lives and get ahead.
Most of the time, we believe that we're doing our best, for the betterment of ourselves as well as for others.
"Life's race" is a continual movement - we're constantly doing something.
The problem arises not in the doing but in the execution; The way in which we operate.
There are times we find ourselves doing things merely to "clock in". It's not so nice to admit, but under some conditions, we go through the motions just to feel good about ourselves; I helped my friend move, I was there for my colleague from work in her time of need - yeah me!! I've done my good deed for the day!
Then we do not understand why we still end up feeling emptiness after all that we have done! We transcended above our selfish nature, reached out, and have been there for others, even when it required much effort or didn't necessarily fit in our schedule.
So we ask ourselves: why am I not getting what is "due to me"? I'm a good person!
The thing is, in life, it's not the action that makes the difference, but rather it's our consciousness: the place from which we function.
When we take action, whether it may be a phone conversation with a friend or a board meeting, are we really there?
Are we present, in mind, in thought, with the intention to infuse positive energy and influence for the good, or are we there in our physical
Are we thinking about the other, about what he/she really needs or do we believe we know according to our standards?
When we approach everything from the right consciousness, we can create all kinds of magic. All we need to do is be fully present, in good faith, and with a sincere desire to be there for others.
Then everything will look and feel different and we'll be able to experience the elation we so long for.