Warrior Rule #9

The world doesn’t owe you; you owe the world. Find something to contribute to make it a better place to live.

Nothing leads to more dissatisfaction than self-entitlement.

This idea that we are owed something because we showed up here. That isn’t how it works. Where is the challenge in being handed everything, but giving nothing back?

Have you ever met a person who doesn’t have much, and yet gives endlessly to others? I know many of them and am honored to have crossed their paths. On the flip side, do you know people who have been given so much, have had what seems like the best of luck and easiest life, and they hoard their good fortune? I have met many of those types too, and once I notice it, I can’t help but withdraw from them.

Who do you think experiences more true happiness?

Givers or Takers?

Who do you think at the end of their life will feel their work here is done, and they can exit peacefully – because remember you can’t take things with you when you go.

If you find yourself consistently judging others, in endless arguments, nitpicking life to death at all the atrocities and injustices in the world, it may be time to take a hard look at yourself. The more we find wrong with our world, the more wrong we will see. Complaining about it means you expect others to fix what you don’t like.

Warriors don’t ask other’s to carry their baggage. They carry it, until the weight of it becomes so cumbersome, they have no other choice but to begin setting down what no longer holds value.

If you find yourself in this place, it’s because you are too focused externally – if you see a problem, instead of talking, arguing, fussing over it, find a way to contribute in a positive way with your own unique skill set and talents.

This type of giving is the only true medicine for the spirit that looks out into a world and sees there are so many needs going unmet.

Not to sound cliche, but BE the change you want to see in the world – if all of us did this, we would transform this current paradigm of fear, hatred, anger and hostility into a much more beautiful place to live.

To end this, I’d like to highlight one Giver that I crossed paths with many years ago, who continues to define what it means to GIVE endlessly in her pursuit of making this world a better place. Her name is Giselle Malluche, she is founder of the non-profit Change to Humanity and her mission is to help the homeless not just find homes, but to help them cultivate a connection to their communities and take those who have been displaced off the streets permanently.

You can visit her website https://www.changetohumanity.org/

And please LIKE and share her Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/ChangeToHumanity/


Find a way to give to your community, a friend, a non-profit in a way that feels good to you. Take that energy you have of something you do not like, and figure out a way to transform it into doing something that is a small step in being the solution.

Published by amiblackford

I'm a YA author-illustrator who loves character-drive stories with unique voices. I love writing stories that have something to say of value that my reader can take away and use in their own lives. I love to cook, dance, sing and spend time with my teenager and husband watching sci-fi and fantasy flicks.

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