What Everybody Needs to Know About Self-Fulfillment


Gandhi nurses Parchure Shastri, a sanskrit sch...

Gandhi nurses Parchure Shastri, a sanskrit scholar afflicted by leprosy, at Sabarmati Ashram, 1940

We are told that we will find happiness if we can fulfill and express ourselves. This is only possible if we first find ourselves. To do this we might need to take the advice of Mohandas Gandhi who said,

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

So not only is service to others of benefit to the recipients, it is also of benefit to those who serve.  What everyone needs to know about self-fulfillment, then, is that we can’t achieve it by serving only ourselves…