Both Louise Hay and Wayne Dyer passed away on this day a couple of years apart. They taught about the power of your thoughts to create your reality.
Both overcame tremendous odds to transform their lives by training their minds to think differently.
Louise Hay and Wayne Dyer stressed the importance of service over selfish ambition. They argue that you don’t attract what you want; you attract what you are.
So, if you withhold from others, you’ll experience lack. If you think only about what you want and what you can get, you’ll find it difficult to receive the help you need.
Some of us grew up feeling like we had to put others first to receive love. So, the service first mentality might feel like another form of self abandonment.
But when we seek to fulfill our true longings and align with our values, everyone benefits. We serve others best when we follow our heart’s desires. When we serve out of a feeling of obligation, however, resentment results.
Louise Hay said to love and approve of yourself
Knowing yourself and what makes you happy is more important than seeking to serve first. Because the service aspect will take care of itself once you get aligned with your true purpose.
That’s why it’s better to focus on your own needs first. Louise Hay stressed the importance of self-love and self-approval.
Once you get clear on those, you will be in a primed position to serve the world and those around you in the best way possible.
As an example, I write first as a form of self-expression and to process my own transformation. But, I receive emails, DMs, and comments from people who say they’ve benefited from my posts.
Many artists and creators share this experience of helping people feel less alone or understand themselves better. Expressing themselves in a way that fulfills their own hearts and souls becomes a service to others.
Few musicians or artists began their work with service as their primary intention. But how many people have benefited through the enjoyment of great art or stirring music?
When we are true to ourselves and take the time to develop our strengths, everyone benefits. You don’t have to focus on service to create the life of your dreams.
Service becomes the natural outcome of pursuing those dreams. You only need to look within and pay attention to what makes you happy. Do more of that and the world will thank you for it.