The True Way To Give
A gift should be something that is enjoyed by both parties involved. Number one by the giver who enjoys the pleasure of giving and then also reveled in by the being who receives the gift.
A very intimate form of giving takes the shape of small, personal acts of kindness. Often it’s not money or belongings that humans need, it’s the things that can’t be seen or touched, such as quality advice, a beautiful kind word, reassuring compliments or a wonderful smile.
The act of giving doesn’t have to be limited to the giving of presents during Xmas time or at Birthday Parties. All of you can treat every person you come into contact with as a person who you can give a gift to.
You may be a little skeptical, thinking what exactly do you have to give? Everybody has something of value for another human being. It could be a soft and kind word, a simple pleasing smile, some much needed appreciation, the sharing of some helpful knowledge, even a strong helping hand or some emotional support .
The fact is, you have something to give everyone!
The act of absolute true giving is amazing and wonderful. With most stuff in this world, there is only a very limited amount of things you can give away. Thank goodness, kindness and generosity are not limited to these same material bound limitations.
One of life’s most basic of laws is “every single act of love, kindness and generosity will multiply and return to you many times over “. The more often you give to others the happier you will ultimately feel.
Many thousands of years back in time a great mystic in Babylon said “The reward of charity depends entirely upon the extent of the kindness in it.”
It is one of life’s beautiful paradoxes that you lessen the strength of your giving by having an expectation of receiving something in return. When a person gives absent of any thought or desire for something back, the returns will be truly limitless.
Your conscience is like a raging river of energy, continually flowing and moving. What happens when a river stops flowing? It gets muddy, and stagnant. A swift flowing river is abundant with life and crystal clear water. Where would you rather drink from?
The very acts of giving and receiving are a never ending process of circulation that continuously flows with your life’s energy. For one human to receive someone else has to give. It’s a cycle of energy that continuously flows onward.
Take a break for a moment as you read this, and take a huge, deep breath that fills your lungs. Hold it for as long as you possibly can without passing out.. As you hold your breath, notice how uneasy you begin to feel when you are holding on to something that is needs to and is meant to be released.
Now, let all that breath out, completely and hold your breath with your lungs fully emptied of all air. Do you feel how uncomfortable it is when you are resisting taking in something that you need.
True giving, without the desire of anything in return is as seamless as breathing.