The greatest gift you can give might be the gift that you yourself were never given. Give that gift.
The most valuable service you have to offer your fellow humans may be the service you have always wished were performed for you. Offer that service.
An experience that wounded you could move you to help people who’ve been similarly wounded. Heal yourself by healing others.
"That’s one of the traps, in fact, the higher you get the harder you fall each time. It’s those fierce lions guarding the inner gates. All this stuff happens when you are extricating yourself from this web of desire which is your EGO which is your cognitive framework of the universe (it’s all the same thing) and this extrication (believe me) doesn’t happen without a internal struggle. This is called TAPAS.
STRAIGHTENING BY FIRE
If a man gives way to all his desires, or panders to them,
there will be no inner struggle
in him, no friction, no fire.
But if, for the sake of attaining a definite aim,
he struggles with the
desires that hinder him - he will then
create a fire which will gradually
transform his inner world into a single whole.”
- RAM BASS
"True love is a discipline in which each divines the secret self of the other and refuses to believe in the mere daily self."
- William Butler Yeats