Everyday Wisdom #57

To be generous means to conquer our fears.

Our fears of loss.  Of losing our possessions.  Of losing our identity.

We fear irreversible loss – of giving away something that we cannot get back.  We fear losing a part of ourselves in the process.

To be generous though means to redefine our boundaries.

Those ‘things’ that are yours – your pain, your suffering, your problems – are also mine.

And those things that are mine – my knowledge, my abilities, my time, my resources and energy – they are also yours.

This is true generosity.


“Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.” 

The Dalai Lama 



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8 responses to “Everyday Wisdom #57

  1. carolinebakker

    Reblogged this on Caroline Bakker.

  2. You expose the fundamental links here that folk so often forget to recall.

  3. Your post today went straight to my heart and illuminated it with ever so much light of grace. Thank you, friend.

  4. this was great! we as humans always want to be appreciated. a kind word, a pat on the back, we love it and thrive on it. good job!

  5. It’s a very beautiful post.
    “We fear irreversible loss – of giving away something that we cannot get back. We fear losing a part of ourselves in the process.” By giving, we are gaining and not losing.

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