Quote: Generosity

See if you can be in touch with a core within you which is rich beyond reckoning in all important ways.  Let that core start radiating its energy outwardly, through your entire body, and beyond.  Experiment with giving away this energy–in little ways at first–directing it toward yourself and toward others with no thought of gain or return.  Give more than you think you can, trusting that you are richer than you think.  Celebrate this richness.  Give as if you had inexhaustible wealth.  This is called “kingly giving.”

I am not talking solely of money or material possessions, although it can be wonderfully growth-enhancing, uplifting, and truly helpful to share material abundance.  Rather, what is being suggested here is that you practice sharing the fullness of your being, your best self, your enthusiasm, your vitality, your spirit, your trust, your openess, above all, your presence.  Share it with yourself, with your family, with the world.

-Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go There You Are*

*The first book chosen by the charter members of the OmGal.com Book Club last night.  Please feel free to read along with us this month!

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  • Alli A

    I love this- thank you for posting. I may start reading this book, it sounds great!

    • omgal

      It’s a wonderful book. Enjoy! If you’re interested in joining the club, let me know. It’s an fantastic group. Peace, R

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