As an example, let’s say you put a glass that has a small crack on the bottom of it on the table in front of you. You can fill the glass with water, but because of the crack, the glass will slowly but surely run empty. If you want to keep the glass filled, you have to either keep adding water or eliminate the crack.
The crack in the glass above represents our human nature. By nature we are a little cracked. We were born that way. It is not our fault; it is genetic. We don’t have to point fingers and blame someone because it is what it is. The sooner we realize that we are all born a little cracked, the sooner we can get on with living life the way it was meant to be.
We spoke about putting water in a glass to fill it. Now let’s make you the glass. Instead of trying to fill the glass with water, we will look at how we try to fill the void in our lives with any and everything we possibly can. It might be drugs, sex, alcohol, nicotine, food, or even work. Even though we pour all these pleasurable actions into our lives, we will never be happy because we can’t, by nature, be happy when we keep trying to refill our own broken glass.
I believe what we are seeking is fulfillment, and we are going about it in all the wrong ways. We are trying to fill and keep full a glass that will only run empty again.
So, if it is fulfillment that I am seeking in my life then how do I become fulfilled? Fulfillment comes from what you do for others, not what you do for yourself.
This goes back to making a commitment. A commitment that says, “I am going to make my life be all about serving others.” My motto will become, “Others first and me last.” With this new motto, you can start the process of living a life of true fulfillment.