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I used to have a skewed idea of generosity. I thought being generous mostly had to do with things material. I thought I was generous if I was a big giver. Then I came to a place in my life where I discovered that I wasn’t always giving from a place of true generosity, but instead from a place of lack within my own self. I found that sometimes I was giving out of a need for reassurance, a need to be liked, to be appreciated, a need to be seen or felt and so I wasn’t really being generous at all.
True generosity comes from the Spirit, from the heart and never the head. True generosity isn’t a calculated expression that has to do with keeping score or getting something in return. Giving to get is NOT generosity.
Once I learned this I began to see that when I am generous of with love as well as my time and energy then I’m giving what most people really would like to receive. Even people who feel destitute and seem to need money badly still benefit from love, patience, recognition and encouragement FAR more than mere money. The destitute can tell us that the heart can die of starvation while the body continues.
My soul yearns to be generous. Today you can be masterful by being generous with your heart and spirit. You can think well of the folks you meet and let them know it. You can be generous with smiles and compliments. You can be generous with patience and kindness. In this way you cultivate a practice of generosity. You can be generous by making plans for sharing your time, talent and energy as well as material resources with those who can benefit. Every day, in the smallest of ways, your generosity has a nourishing affect on those around you. In this way your daily actions contribute to the love that moves us all in a direction of peace. Thank you!
I AM generous by nature!