What is seva?

Since I’m participating in the Global Seva Challenge, it might help to explain what exactly seva is. It is a Sanskrit word that translates to “selfless service”. According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, seva is “a service which is performed without any expectation of result or award for the person performing it.”

I like this definition, especially as it applies to the GSC with OTM: Seva is an expression of compassion, of the desire to uplift and assist people. [source] I’ve been doing more research on human trafficking, the focus of this year’s challenge, and with every statistic and fact I read, my heart breaks just a little bit more. But it also inspires me to work that much harder and dedicate myself to this cause.

While I cannot empathize with any of the millions of women and children enslaved around the world, I can offer my sympathy and compassion. That is why I am working to raise $20,000. Because I truly want to uplift and assist people. I believe that every man, woman, and child on this planet should experience love every day and it’s my responsibility to do whatever I can to make that happen. If raising a boat load of cash is what will help, then that is what I will do.

It is my hope that throughout this year, I will grow as a person and a leader and inspire others to be the change.


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