The law of giving

As human beings, we are usually led through life by our minds. To satisfy itself, the ego has a tendency to acquire as much as possible in a take-take mentality. The law of giving teaches us the opposite, it invites us to give with an open heart with the intention to create happiness for both the giver and the receiver.

It’s said that it is only by giving that we are able to receive more than we already have.

Whether we give those around us our prayers, our time, some of our wealth or our love, it is the act of giving that keeps the circulation of receiving abundant in ones life.

The following fables illustrates how giving is vital:

A Tale of Two Seas-
There is something strange about the geography of Israel.
The Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee are both fed by the Jordan River.
The Sea of Galilee is teeming with life; fish, birds and vegetation. On the other hand, the Dead Sea contains no life at all.
How could two seas fed from the same source be so different?
The Sea of Galilee receives water at one end and gives out water at the other. The Dead Sea receives but has no outlet, it keeps it all within itself.
So it is with life: if you only receive but do not give, you do not live. Give, live and love.
The Universe operates through a dynamic exchange of energy. What we send out – comes back, what we give – we get.

What do you want to bring more of into your life?

To open the channels of receiving, give some of that away.

“The heart that gives, gathers.” ~ Tao Te Ching