What It Takes To Be Great…

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. Martin Luther King Jr.


We’re all driven. Driven by our genes, the circumstances that define us, our aspirations and our desires. Sooner or later we learn that the only worthwhile desires are those that provide longer lasting fulfillment and happiness. They also happen to be desires that involve people other than us. Selfishness doesn’t satisfy in the long run. Of course selfishness is understandable because we feel that if we don’t take care of us, who will? Greatness comes from realizing that a greater force is in charge of everything, including us. That force when allowed will guide us into a very satisfying and fulfilling life.

via love

That greater reality, that force that beckons and guides us is approached via love. It in fact is love. When we allow such love to flourish in our heart and flow out from us in the form of kind service then we’re living our moment-by-moment purpose. Then all is well. Our soul slowly becomes ‘generated by love’ itself. The entire universe then becomes our playground and everyone around us is a brother or sister. We’ve arrived as cosmic citizens!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM powered by love.

Recommendation: Love: What Life Is All About by Leo F. Buscaglia

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