Paul Mercer recently completed an epic bike ride from Lancashire to Central Asia and back. In Turkmenistan he was about to set off on a leg of his journey when a crowd of school children came to admire him and his bike. Engrossed in putting on his helmet he didn’t notice that the kids did a prayer for his safety.
Our lives are pinned between two unconditional moments. We arrive getting it all and we leave giving it all. The process of maturation which transmutes our lives involves a movement from the one extreme of unconditional taking to the other extreme of unconditional giving.
Imagine a small group of people, a community, the entire mankind, where every individual has shifted attention from ‘taking’ to ‘serving others’. Each person cares for totality of the rest. What could be better?