“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What are you doing for others today? In the next hour? Right now?
Sometimes in today’s world it can feel like life’s most urgent question is: “what are you doing for yourself?” It is easy to get caught in a spiral of me me me because that is what society seems to be all about. Especially with social media, etc.
I do think it is important to answer this question in the proper tense. ‘What am I doing’ versus ‘what have I done?’ It feels that answering in the past tense is looking for praise or a pat on the back. Focusing on doing for others keeps it future oriented and not about ourselves.
Perhaps it is worth creating a mechanism and intentionally reflecting on the answer to this question? Just once a day or once a week for 10-15 minutes?