Personal Mastery... Selfish? LO17414

Richard C. Holloway (
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 16:33:38 -0800

Replying to LO17411 --

these are insightful and intriguing thoughts that Terri and Joe are
sharing with us. On a personal note, I delve into personal mastery for
two reasons. One is simply in order to save my own life (soul). The
other is because I don't believe that I can master anyone except for
myself. I guess that those are two pretty selfish reasons. In regard to
serving others--well, I tend to believe that I do that (serve others) for
selfish reasons also. One of the reasons I serve others is that it meets
some of my needs for self-actualization. Another is that it helps me feel
connected to my community. Altruistically, my search for personal mastery
and my internalized need to serve others provides some added value to my
community. Cynically, there are many people in any community who would
love to avoid those who are "do-gooders." Can't say that I blame them.
One of the problems with do-gooders is that they haven't learned to master

walk in peace,


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