Child's hand giving flowers to her friendWhat is your motive?  This is the question to ask yourself whenever you doubt your actions.  “Should I be doing this?  Is this the right thing?”  It is an excellent question to ask when you are experiencing that oh so human emotion of guilt.  Are you motivated by love and altruism—a sincere desire to help others—or merely the self?  There is nothing wrong with being rewarded for your actions.  That is the natural result in a world where cause and effect operate.  But when your actions truly spring from a desire to serve, any lesser emotions that arise serve you not.  What is your motive?  Ask this as you embark on any endeavor and adjust as necessary to find peace.