Why Serve?

Some questions have no answers, like, why do we serve others?

Some choose to make a difference in the world because they feel that the world needs changing. Our heart yearns for something new when we hear stories of suffering from around the world. Working towards a better world helps ease the burden of our own hearts.

Some serve to make their own lives more beautiful. As we help others we nourish something deep within ourselves. We become healthier and happier, and as a result, even more available for others. This cycle of giving and receiving continues in an infinite loop.

Some serve because they realize that they themselves need to change.  Recognizing that the root cause of all the world’s problems actually exists in each one of us.  When we serve, we get the opportunity shed away a little bit of our own ego and our own greed.  Some serve to make the world a better place starting first with themselves.

Some serve to express gratitude for all that they have received. It is true, to exist is a gift. The intricate balance that nature has created to ensure our survival is unfathomable. Every single moment is a work of art. Filled with gratitude, some serve as a symbolic gesture of giving back.

Yet there are others, who have no idea why they serve. To them it comes naturally. Like the sun needs no reason to shine, like the flowers need no reason to give of their fragrance, we too need no reason to give to all that surrounds us. It is a part of who we are.  When we see our lives intrinsically tied to the lives of others, as if the whole of humanity is one unit, then the most natural thing to do is to help one another. In truth, we actually are tied to others, to the earth beneath our feet, and even to the entire cosmos beyond.

Although many questions still remain, we have learned that the power of giving can heal, transform, and traverse all barriers. We have learned that the greatest journey actually leads to the heart.  Be the cause is ultimately an exploration of those questions that have no answers, of the questions that truly matter in life.

Irrespective of your reasons to serve, we hope you will join us.

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