Boundaries only exist in the mind. “In true service there are no boundaries. When we serve others we serve ourselves and by serving ourself in truth we serve others” (source unknown). This seems like a nice quote, but it is in itself also creating a new boundary. The word ‘Service’ implies a concept that can be bordered, bounded, valued, measured, architected, designed, integrated etc. So by referring to concepts like ‘boundaryless service’ we actually seem to remove boundaries somewhere and reintroduce them elsewhere.
So maybe the word service should be replaced with the word help? Then the previously shown quote could be rephrased to read as follows: “In true help there are no boundaries. When we help others, we help ourselves and by helping ourself in truth we help others”. While in every word in our language it can be debated that there always is some kind of boundary attached to it, it seems the word ‘Help’ is much less boundary-based than the word ‘Service’.
Imagine what it would mean if we humans started to develop all our habits towards helping each other (whatever help is needed, no boundaries pre-attached) instead of serving each other and attaching artificial, illusionary boundaries to the service? It’s almost like letting in Light: if you look at the picture below, it shows how White Light consists of all perceivable colours with less to none boundaries between individual colours.As if each colour helps it’s adjacent neighbor in together formingthe base of true white light.
Time to conclude with this quote of Ken Wilber: “There are no boundaries in the universe. Boundaries are illusions, products not of reality but of the way we map and edit reality. And while it is fine to map out the territory, it is fatal to confuse the two.” Good luck discovering your own boundaries.