Today, we went to be a volunteer in a day of meditation retreat. In the morning, our Fa shi (Teacher) gave a briefing before we start our volunteer task, Fa Shi gave us a profound teaching that “Please be aware that you are not doing any job here. Always ask Why are you here? You are actually practicing your spiritual path to serve others, give others a chance to benefit from meditation and also to be aware on how deep is your practice.”
Sometimes, we might say to ourselves that “I am not going to be angry, I am not going to be stress, I am not going to be restless, I am not going to be complain…. Yet, when we are facing the situation in life, what is our reaction? To serve others, it’s the best time to know how great is your practice.
Besides, Fa Shi also remind us that “Whatever happen today, it’s the best thing happen to our life. Never stress yourself, be relaxed and have fun.” How important to be relaxed and have fun in whatever we are doing in life. We can really enjoy great life in any moment of time.
We were actually practicing meditation during our volunteer task- fully aware and mindful on whatever we were doing.
How great that we can serve others yet we are the one who gain the most benefits in life!
Treasure all opportunity to serve!