If you were to ask me which is preferable – service to self or service to others – I’d have to think for a sec.
There’s a certain amount of service to self that has to go on for us to be able to serve others.
We have to love ourselves before we can love others.
We have to respect ourselves before we can respect others.
We have to tend to ourselves financially before we can tend to others.
So there’s no clear-cut distinction.
Usually by ‘self,” people mean the ego, the mind, the 3D consciousness. If we only serve that, that’s when we miss out on the richness of the experience of serving others.
It isn’t an either/or situation. It’s more the percentage that matters. One-hundred percent service of self won’t lead to a rich experience of life. One-hundred percent service to others also carries a penalty.
But we can collapse the two and sidestep the difficulty if we serve the One Self, the One Love in all.
Busy people may want to simplify as much as possible. If they do, in this area, I’d recommend that they serve the One Self, the One Love in all. One-hundred percent.