At this site, we deal with the process of becoming healed from whatever situation we’ve gotten ourselves into due to all the decisions that we have made during our life. Here at this site, we’re dedicated to helping both you and I become a mature human spirit by applying principles of self-growth or Enlightenment.
In this blog, we’re now looking at the principle of “Giving of yourself.” Giving back is such a beautiful thing; in fact, it’s a powerful tool in the quiver of personal growth and enlightenment. Today, every area we live in looks for volunteers to help in different areas, from working with the Salvation Army, homeless shelters, different community organizations, big brother or sister. There’s nothing like the feeling of being a mentor to a young person sharing and giving of yourself. If you can lift your head and look at the current situation in our world today with the pandemic, maybe giving some groceries to a neighbor, check on your older adult, to name a few things that we can do, all of these are noble in its own right. Still, the giving of yourself that I’m talking about is much deeper.
The process of giving of yourself. A quote from Jack Kornfield’s book Buddha’s little Instruction book goes like this “if you know the power of a generous heart, you will not let a single opportunity for giving pass you by.” Simply a powerful thing. Notice what he says, “a generous heart.” As you begin to go through your healing process, certain changes begin to happen to you and within you. Once you began to heal and grow from that person that was broken to someone much stronger to someone who can now stand up and smile, you begin to notice a different, much stronger but yet kind, humbleness, and yes, a generous heart. I would even go a little further by saying we should try to develop a servant’s heart. Those who have a servant’s heart versus those with a generous heart, a servant’s heart will serve the needs of the people, and the generous heart is a little different material.
You see, someone with a generous heart is those that give, but a servant is someone who servers by getting down in the mud, as they say. There’s a principle in the Bible that states, “Give and it shall be given to you” Luke 6:38. The giver is not going to receive in return. I tell people all the time, “those who give of themselves are never self-less.”
As we continue to be released from the prison of pain and hurt inflicted upon us by whoever, that person or group of people has caused us to be in that situation.
Remember where you came from to become a person with either a gracious heart or a servant’s heart. I don’t know what you would call that, but I would call it personal growth; you have learned to forgive yourself, you have learned not to believe what someone says about you, their opinion of you have walked through in a place of solitude, and you have gone through whatever process to gain the strength that you may see. You could stand and look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself; I love you. I love you. You are not perfect, but I love you.
And that place where you have learned to forgive that person or those people who have caused you to be in that darkness, where you can look at them and say, you know, I don’t have any grudges against you. I truly mean that from this new place in your heart, where you have gone through all the place and adjusted to your attitudes.
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