Go Giving Service to Others
I came to know about the book, The Go Giver, when a reader of my newsletter, Neil, suggested I read it. It is a book that has been around for a decade. I am surprised I hadn’t heard about it until now.
After reading The Go Giver, I want to align with it. I really do want to be a servant. But, I have a block, a hesitation.
I am becoming a believer that Service to Others is key to ascension. I have talked about it before, but will say again, for the Golden Rule to be effective, more people must live it than not. In the past I simply saw it as long-term investing, you know, because the Day of Judgement would fix everything. Remember, the first shall be last and the last shall be first, blah-blah-blah. Oh, to be confident that there is a score keeper, or at least, instant karma. Some way of having confidence in the long game.
My mental wandering this morning brought an old song to mind. “I am a servant, I am listening for my call” was the line playing in my mental sound system. It is a song by Larry Norman.
I am a servant, I am listening for my name
I sit here waiting, I’ve been looking at the game
That I’ve been playing, and I’ve been staying much the Same
When you are lonely, you’re the only one to blame
I am a servant, I am waiting for the call
I’ve been unfaithful, so I sit here in the hall
How can you use me when I’ve never given all
How can you choose me when you know I’d quickly fall
So you feed my soul and you make me grow
And you let me know you love me
And I’m worthless now, but I’ve made a vow
I will humbly bow before thee
O please use me, I am lonely
I am a servant getting ready for my part
There’s been a change, a rearrangement in my heart
At last I’m learning, there’s no returning once I start
To live’s a priveledge, to love is such an art
But I need your help to start
O please purify my heart, I am your servant
If you’d like to hear it, check out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvOPzc38ZYU
Well, I wandered out on the inter-web to grab the lyrics and was distracted by a link to some videos about Larry. They are excerpts from a documentary called “Fallen Angel – The Outlaw Larry Norman” by David Di Sabatino. (fallenangeldoc.com for those interested.) I watched about 45 minutes of the clips and had to stop. Not that it surprised me, I understand these things happen. It is just that it reinforced my block rather than removing it.
I find it most difficult to navigate my life when I find out so much of the foundation of my belief is crumbling. This post was meant to be a quick post about becoming a servant. I really thought I would get it done in 30 minutes or so, instead I have spent an hour and a half wandering around in my mind, augmented by forays into the inter-web. It is becoming a good day of introspection. As soon as I post this, I will go for a nice walk to continue my questioning everything introspection.
By the way, I dug out 8 Larry Norman CDs during this morning’s wanderings. It only took 5 minutes, and I was not able to find the disc, “In Another Land”, which has the song “I am a servant” on it. I must settle for a remix CD of his, (Remixing This Planet), which is playing as I write this. Sadly, all the songs on it have been “updated” with a techno-synth-pop sound. Novel, but not the same.
Oh well, such is life.