Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Altruism can help boost your spiritual health. Acts of kindness and helping others can give you a greater sense of well-being, belonging and personal significance as well as a greater sense of purpose, meaning and fulfillment in your life. Acts of altruism can nourish your heart and soul.
It’s easy to lose our sense of belonging and feeling of connection with others in this fast-paced world. This loss of connection can make us feel empty about our lives… no matter how much wealth we achieve… no matter how many material things we accumulate. The best way to deal with this feeling of emptiness is to reconnect spiritually with yourself and with your family, friends and other loved ones as well as other people in the community.
Volunteering, acts of kindness and other forms of altruism can connect you to other people in your community; you can help yourself while you help others. When you are part of something so much bigger, you are less likely to feel so alone. Caring about other people, giving and sharing yourself with others allow you to connect with what is good about yourself — you can connect with the very best part of yourself.