A Quote by Werner Erhard on commitment, service, coach, coaching, relationship, and relationships

My notion about service is actually that kind of relationship in which you have a commitment to the other person.  Now, I don't mean to the person's body or to the person's personality, or to the person's stomach, or the person's almost anything.  What I mean in fact is that for me what service is about is being committed to the other being.  To other person spiritually.  To who the other person is.  Now the problem with that is that, to the degree that you are in fact committed to the other person, you are only as valuable as the degree to which you can deal with the other person's stuff, their evidence, their manifestation, and that's what service is about.  Service is knowing who the other person is and being able to tolerate giving space to their garbage.  What most people do is to give to people's quality and deal with their garbage.  Actually, you should do it the other way around.  Deal with who they are and give space to their garbage.  Keep interacting with them as if they are God.  And every time you get garbage from them, give space to the garbage and go back and interact with them as if they were God.

Werner Erhard


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A Quote by Caroline Myss on intuition, healing, service, compassion, power, and consciousness

There is no such thing as a simple act of compassion or an inconsequential act of service.  Everything we do for another person has infinite consequences.

Caroline Myss

Source: Invisible Acts of Power : The Divine Energy of a Giving Heart, Pages: 95

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A Quote by The Bible on blessings, service, and calling

When God increases our blessings, it is not meant to be our reward, it's a call to do greater things as worthy tenants of His vineyard... Mark 12:1-12

The Bible

Source: The Holy Bible

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A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on thornton wilder, love, and service

In love's service only wounded soldiers can serve.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

Source: Thornton Wilder's play The Angel that Troubled the Waters

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on service, joy, pleasure, and possessions

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 42

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A Quote by unknown on service, giving, and making a difference

"No one makes a bigger mistake than s/he who does nothing because s/he can only do a little." 


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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on service, doubt, poverty, weakness, and freedom

I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?

Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Og Mandino on people, charity, and service

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.  Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.  Your life will never be the same again.

Og Mandino

Source: The Greatest Miracle in the World

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A Quote by Peter M. Senge on practicality, purpose, service, vision, mission, seeds, engagement, and life purpose

[Seeds Are Small.] Becoming a force of nature doesn't mean that all of our aspirations must be "grand." First steps are often small, and initial visions that focus energy effectively often address immediate problems. What matters is engagement in the service of a larger purpose rather than lofty aspirations that paralyze action. Indeed, it's a dangerous trap to believe that we can pursue onlhy "great visions."

Peter Senge

Source: Presence : An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society, Pages: 138

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on service, feminism, women, equality, society, military, and jimmy carter

“My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)


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