Provide what you wish to receive

This is something I have learnt over time, and that has helped me to deepen my capacity for empathy – providing to others what I wish to receive.

If I am feeling lonely, I will try to provide companionship to others.

If I am feeling anxious, I will try to ease the concerns of another.

It’s an interesting exercise, and I have found so much benefit personally from doing it.   Particularly a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment that I am easing the suffering of another.

And it helps to deepen my own intentions, and wish for others to be free of suffering.

Through generosity we find happiness.

 

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11 responses to “Provide what you wish to receive

  1. Now here’s an interesting thought.

    If I am feeling that I need to be loved, I will try to give love to others.

    So often I seem to see people going about “love” – and especially their difficulties with break-ups – in a way that is nowhere near this wise practice, bringing more grief to all. Perhaps if both partners had taken this approach there would have been no break-up in the first place.

  2. MindMindful

    I’m so glad to hear someone else speaking this truth — I mentioned it once to someone, give what you need, & just got a blank stare! Maybe they were processing:)

  3. MindMindful

    Reblogged this on MindMindful and commented:
    I’m so glad to hear someone else speaking this truth — I mentioned it once to someone, give what you need, & just got a blank stare! Maybe they were processing:)

  4. very good ideas for the rest of us!!! thank you for sharing……….

  5. Meg, such deep wisdom here. Really.

    I’m tweeting this post to followers.

    Great post.

    Tom

  6. Beautiful thought. I love this idea, and couldn’t have come across it at a better time. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  7. Simple, but profound wisdom. Thanks for posting & getting me thinking!

  8. This sounds like a wise approach to life! Thank you for sharing it!

    Russ

  9. This is wonderfully wise. Reminds me of the Prayer of St. Francis somewhat, only these lines are shorter and therefore easier to recite! An important concept, with words to live by. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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