May those who seek, help others find;
May those who sorrow, be compassionate;
May those who are lost, light a path for another;
May those who question or doubt, give guidance;
May those who worry, lift the burden of another;
May those who hide, see their own light in the eyes of a stranger;
May we all give peace, no matter what.
At first this Guiding Thought seemed really off-topic; what does this have to do with fulfillment? And then, I just realized I’ve been thinking recently about how one can know one’s own character.
I thought, “we are truly ourselves when we think no one is looking (so how do I behave when I think no one is looking?)” And, “how do people treat others who seem weak or vulnerable?”
The Guiding Thought gives examples for another gauge: are people able to give what they seemingly lack? Are people able to extend themselves to others when they themselves do not have what they think they need, when they are unfulfilled?
The two sub-points are 1) the seeming lack is an illusion (Filled with the Divine, we are always fulfilled) 2) giving assures us of our having; we cannot give something unless we first possess it.