Volunteer Profiles

By • on August 6, 2009 • Filed under: Resources

Our featured volunteer is longtime supporter Erika Meier

Erika loading her car

Erika loading her car

I started volunteering in 2008 while finishing up my training as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor as Golden Bridge. It wasn’t planned. I went with a fellow yogi after our morning meditation who showed me the ropes and told me she picked-up food at Bristol Farms and would hand it out to the homeless as we made our way back to Golden Bridge. It was suppose to go to a shelter but we handed it out on the streets instead. She would say “this is for you Erika, this is what you need to do.” How ironic that by the next week she was no longer doing the food run.  Without knowing it, I started to make it my own personal seva. One month turned into a year and a year turned in to three, and so on.  In the last seven years I have probably only missed picking up the donation a handful of times. Why keep up the practice? To quote Yogi Bhajan, this is exactly what it’s about. And yes, it does bring you all the goodies of the Universe!

Seva, a service of giving without thinking of result, is a very simple thing. It makes you a leader whether you are or not—whether you deserve to be or not. And it brings you opportunities, prosperity’s, and all the goods, and God, and goodies of the Universe. Yogi Bhajan – 4/20/89

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