“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“Chain of command: I say it. You do it! End of chain.”

I am your servant. I shall not be free. You will protect me; you will keep me safe; you will guard me. You will keep me sound; you will protect me from every demon.
— Ancient Egyptian woman’s slave contract

A butler is a frame of mind rather than a status or a series of duties. It is a mindset that anyone can adopt in any situation in life to very satisfying results, because it is founded on the truths that it is better to serve than be served, and that life can be rational and serene when one assumes responsibility for all things.
–The Modern Butler’s Journal

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.
— Saint Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622)

Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.
— Albert Einstein

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ”
— Muhammad Ali

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
— Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Concept: Rather than humiliation, try humility.

A submissive washing dishes for his dominant, knowing that each soap bubble, each swirl of water is a gift, an honoring, may feel the humming resonance of a hunger, partially satisfied, deep in his spirit. A domme, caught up in the meditative precision of tying each knot precisely *so*, may feel an echo of cathedral walls around her, each motion guiding her, and those around her closer to the God they seek. A masochist, floating in the scintillations of painwaves as the whip falls against her time and time again, may begin to feel their cadence as the cadence of prayer. A hesitant sadist may, with the first hissing of his partner’s breath, begin to understand the transformative power he wields with his strap. — Unknown

There are moments when, what ever the position of the body, the soul is on its knees. — Victor Hugo


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