You were having a crummy, lousy, downright shitty day. All of a sudden a friend calls who’s having a true emergency. You jumped up and immediately helped them. You were at their service and showing compassion. What happened to your energy state?
You immediately experienced an incredible energy high. When we provide compassion, our nervous system gets a jump start and our heart rate goes down… and we’re stronger and more protected against adversity.
Remember that not only is service a profound way to benefit your community, but when you fill another’s bucket, it fills yours as well!