Generosity reminds us of our capacity to make the world a better place, and that instills a sense of dignity, wholeness and self-respect. When I give, it’s easier to look myself in the eye, accept my shortcomings, and smile.
Sharing is a medicine that can heal the disease of craving that is driving the destruction of our planet. It can assuage the illnesses of isolation, fear, and lack that plague our hearts. And on a collective level, it can help create a more just and equitable society.
There’s an old story of someone’s car running out of gas on a long, deserted road, in the middle of nowhere far from any town or gas station (in the era before cells phone). Stranded by the side of the road, the driver felt a glimmer of hope when they saw a car approaching. They were beyond grateful when the car stopped, and the visitor handed them a can of gas from their trunk.
When the stranded driver offered to repay the driver, they simply explained, “Someone once rescued me exactly the same way. Pay it forward, friend.”
~Oren Jay Sofer
I remember what is truly needed…
inquiry for today~ there is help when you ask for it….
in the form of choices.