ASK MASTER COACH DEV
‘Service is the rent we pay to occupy this place on earth!’
Hi Master Coach,
I really love your concept about ‘serving’ and that the Purpose of Life is to SERVE! I am so taken in by this concept. I have been thinking of it ever since I first heard it from you.
I have this great desire to help others and to serve humanity, but I can’t seem to decide which cause would be the most meaningful that I could serve and truly make a significant difference in the world.
Please give me some advise so that I may have some clarity on ‘my’ chosen calling to serve.
You have to find your own calling. No one can tell you what it might be. Each to their own.
Allow me to help you with your search.
1. DETECTING A CAUSE
Are there any particular issues, people, situations, circumstances, conditions, animals, plants, parts of the world, environmental or otherwise that have a soft spot in your heart? Is there any particular issue that moves you emotionally? Is there any issue that you might have personally experienced in your life that you are sensitive about now?
2. GETTING STARTED
Pick any NGO / NPO etc. that supports the cause that you feel emotional or personal about. Find out as much as you can about the organization. Check if a branch exists in your town or country. Start getting involved and become a member. Start volunteering yourself and start getting involved. After a certain period of time, decide how it makes you feel to be involved. Ask yourself if it feels like you are contributing and how that feels like.
3. THE HUNGERLESS PROJECT
If I may be allowed to state my opinion. My grandma used to say that the greatest form of service one can render is to fill an empty stomach. She used to say, once you fill an empty stomach, to them, you are God! I truly agree with her, because no one can remember God on an empty stomach.
4. FACTS ON HUNGER
Below are some rather painful facts. See if this could be something that might interest you, if you are still searching. I believe that this cause would truly make a difference. I can hear you say that you are just one individual, how could you make a difference. But my dear Jane, for the stomach that gets filled by your effort; ask that person if it made a difference to that child?
An estimated 963 million people in the world go hungry.
Each year, 3 million under-five children die because they are undernourished.
Far more children live with under nutrition than die from it. For infants and young children, the effects of chronic malnutrition in the early years of life are largely irreversible.
In the United States, 11.7 million children live in households where people have to skip meals or eat less to make ends meet. That means one in ten households in the U.S. are living with hunger or are at risk of hunger.
But we CAN end hunger
We have the means. The financial costs to end hunger are relatively slight. The United Nations Development Program estimates that the basic health and nutrition needs of the world’s poorest people could be met for an additional $13 billion a year. Animal lovers in the United States and Europe spend more than that on pet food each year.
THE QUESTION IS:
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?