A very wise person once told me that the heart of life is to be of service to others. She defined service as: connecting others with the best version of themselves, as well as service to finding the best version of ourselves. As we connect with this best version of ourselves, we have the opportunity to share that with others. What she, and now I, have come to realize is: it is not enough for us to just “get the lesson". We have to be willing to share that experience with others as it might possibly provide a light for them. This is true for those difficult or uncomfortable lessons as well as the joyful and inspirational ones.
When we are able to authentically connect with our inner self, recognize our own personal gift and the lessons from our journey, we can then share that information with no attachment to the outcome. When we do this, we further our own journey as well as the journey of others.