Sis & I were extremely busy for our volunteer work during weekend. However, we were so blessed that we’ve a chance to serve others. Usually, when we were in-charge of major scale of volunteer work which need to spend a lot of time and energy, concurrently we were also tied-up with our busy working schedule. We treat this as a great test in life. Whenever you are busy, you might be in hurry to complete your task, then you feel anxious, stress, tension and restless. The more you want to speed up to accomplish your task, the slower you go. You might also notice your mood swing and tense emotional.
This is the time to go back to our practice, mindfulness. You are fully aware on your emotional changes, take a few deep breath, chill down and smile. When you feel much better than only you continue your work.
It was a great challenge for us to work under hot weather condition. Sis was not feeling well and I had migraine during the set-up day. To fulfill our commitment, most important we need to work as a team to accomplish the task and let’s others have a chance to experience the benefit of meditation. Our heart were full of love, with this strength, we were able to continue our volunteer work and overcome the body discomfort.
Yesterday, we reached the event hall at 6:30 am and started our volunteer work. I was started sweating from the beginning until the end of the event as the weather was superb hot. I joke with my friends this morning that, ” I can use the salt from my body to stir fry vegetables.” When you are badly sweat, your body also smelly.
I was in-charged to teach people how to put their valuable things to a bag before they passed to us for storage. Sister and I intentionally made a simple explanation visual to explain on the steps, so we can reduce keep talking and also save time. We can plan well and yet our plan might not work well. From this event, we fully understood that people don’t like to read instruction and they love to ask us to explain. Imagine, if one person we need to spend 1 minute to explain, how much time needed to spend just for explanation? This is a great reminder to us that do read before you ask any questions. By doing such a simple act, you are actually reduce the burden of others. For the name of convenience to yourself, you might add additional work or burden to others without realization. Always treat others like the way you treat yourself. Think from other’s angle.