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My Best Self

Several years ago I got a revelation that I could serve better if I dedicate my gifts and abilities to activities with meaning. I work hard; I get results; I put pieces together comfortably towards satisfying results. But too often my work was in areas that were essentially purposeless: serving an interest or a particular motive which wasn’t inclusive and in some cases, was actually unscrupulous or unethical.

Strong discomfort with this life path led me to reflect heavily on what I should do to serve the highest good, the best in me…

At relative risk – by society’s standards – I took the big step of leaving traditional employment, to ‘be the change’ I wish to see in the world, following guidance of a primary leadership model, Gandhi… that change being: harmonious relationships among all people.

Never knowing precisely what I was doing I would consistently listen to my heart and move from place to place, physically, virtually, wherever… to teach principles of wellbeing, self-love and Quality of Life, based on extensive study and immersion in my own life. Wherever the message seemed appropriate I would extend it, as I felt the need for [personal] leadership overrode any verbal delivery that I could muster in a training room setting.

In due time my curiosity with technology and fascination with learning pulled me to the global forums offered by the internet and to test myself on ‘education’, blindly, virtually, only from utilising creative expressions which I was actually learning as I went along…

At each juncture I could sense that the challenge to myself on the creative end, was a direct connection to that ‘best self’ I speak of… The sense of satisfaction was and remains very high and motivates me every day to wake up and go again…

That informal outreach that formed the basis of so much of my ‘work’ led me to ‘meet’ many great souls: other deep persons on their path of ‘being the change’, committed to helping to bring us all along, even while going through the refinement process for themselves; some were inspired by my effort and encouraged my sharing of perspective in diverse forums… meaningful places where the message and method might help stimulate the movement to a kinder and more compassionate world.

My concern about service to the Greater Good has been predominant in my mind and thus my associations also. Any avenue which will attend to the overarching needs of society will draw me and this – the World Pulse – is an important method of harmonising and bringing balance to the communication of messages, both outright and subliminal, which presently feed our choices and affect the decision making processes that we continually use.

As a woman it is impossible to not note the lack of feminine voices in mainstream media; how rarely issues of meaning to me and us make the ‘headlines’… and so, if I can lend to the emerging Voices of the Future, I sincerely want to do so.

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Andrea Arzaba's picture

Service!

By your post, I can tell you are a very energetic, determinated and positive human being!
Keep on writing sister, it will lead you to very good transformations!

A big hug,

Andrea

Sherrilene's picture

Thank you Andrea!

I love it! [writing] It has served me well.

Blessings to ya!

Sherrilene

'Yesterday we obeyed kings, and bent our necks before emperors. But today; we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.' Khalil Gibran

akaneko's picture

Dear Sherrilene, I can tell

Dear Sherrilene,

I can tell from reading your post that your spirit is strong and determined! Sharing your voice with others can only help this world to grow and succeed. We all continue to learn about ourselves and the world around us, but sharing these experiences as you are now doing will surely inspire people everywhere. Thank you for your voice!

Best wishes,

Alison

Sherrilene's picture

Appreciation

I appreciate your comments and feedback Alison. Best regards to you!

Sherrilene

'Yesterday we obeyed kings, and bent our necks before emperors. But today; we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.' Khalil Gibran

AmyM's picture

Impressive!

Hello Sherrilene,

Thank you for sharing your personal story. It is inspiring to read about your realization that you wanted to serve the greater good, and the steps you are taking to do so. You are forging a creative and positive path, and your desire for harmony among all people is inspiring too. Keep going...the world needs more people like you!

All the best,

Amy

Sherrilene's picture

Thank you!

Namaste and God bless.

Always, Sherrilene

'Yesterday we obeyed kings, and bent our necks before emperors. But today; we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.' Khalil Gibran

Christine.Dahl's picture

I enjoyed reading your essay.

I enjoyed reading your essay. I look forward to reading more about your experiences and how they shaped your view of the world. After reading your descriptions, I am curious for more information about what you have been doing, how you feel guided, how your sense of the Greater Good manifests itself in your work. I particularly like the image you put with your essay. It conveys a sense of passion and excitement. Thanks for sharing your energy!

Christine

Sherrilene's picture

My pleasure!

I am a very high energy person haha And I will be happy to share more as we move forward. I have submitted my Week three assignment already which might provide some more information for the time being. In due course there will be much more.

I appreciate your feedback Christine!

All the best to you,

Sherrilene

'Yesterday we obeyed kings, and bent our necks before emperors. But today; we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.' Khalil Gibran

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