If you want to get involved but not entangled, volunteering is a powerful tool. You should make use of it, to make activity a tool for your liberation. In most lives, it is the activity that one performs, which becomes the process of entanglement. Work, family, society, whatever the area of activity, people tend to get entangled with it. Volunteering essentially means that you do something willingly, because that’s what you wish to do.
If you want to get involved but not entangled, volunteering is a powerful tool.
It is not a question of what you will get out of it. It is not a transaction. It is just an offering. When you become a volunteer, wherever you are, whatever is needed, you do it joyfully. Whatever is needed, you are capable of doing it joyfully, that means you’re a volunteer.
If you’re not a volunteer in your life, in every aspect of your life, what are you? Well, shall we call you an employee, or a slave? Because that’s what it means. You do some things willingly, some things unwillingly – transactional actions. Well, this will cost you enormous amount of life. And, the only reason why a child is bubbling with joy and adults carrying long faces is simply this – they are not willing. Whatever you do willingly that will become your heaven, whatever you do unwillingly that will become your hell.
Whatever you do willingly that will become your heaven, whatever you do unwillingly that will become your hell.
Become a volunteer in your life. What is needed in any given situation, you do the best. Does not matter what you will get out of it, what you will not. Because there is nothing to get out of this life. The only thing is a profound involvement and a very profound experience of life. That’s all there is for you.