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Generosity of Spirit March 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Spirit & Ego.
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Tigger-BouncingThe journey within does not, as some claim, lead to selfishness and self-absorption.

Instead, our growing spiritual awareness allows for more meaningful connections with others.

We realize that we are happier when we reach out to others in the spirit of cooperation, rather than competing with them to get a bigger piece of the pie.

The happier we become in our own life, the more we want to help others achieve lasting happiness in their lives.

Our compassion not only allows us to see and appreciate the suffering in others, it creates in us the desire to help them eliminate unnecessary suffering.

The pursuit of happiness leads to generosity of spirit, not selfishness ~ but we learn to be generous with the parts of ourself that we most want to share.

We no longer let others pressure us into doing what they want us to do.

We realize that time passes quickly and that every moment is precious.

We reflect on what is of value to us, and set our priorities accordingly.  And  we encourage others to do the same.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Quote:  If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  ~ The Dalai Lama

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1. Graydon Archer - March 23, 2010

And yet, another wonderful post! Its so nice to come home after a hard days work, and read something that helps me get out of me. Thanks Nancy!!

Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.”
-Buddha –

2. nrhatch - March 23, 2010

Glad you liked it!

I’m having tons of fun today ~ filled with a peaceful, easy feeling that I love sharing with others.

Have a wonderful evening!

3. Joanne - March 25, 2010

You must be a really cool, fun — and peaceful — person to hang out with… judging from the vibes I get here from your posts, Nancy… Thanks for inviting me to join… I believe this blog spot enhances your natural giftedness as a spiritually-oriented writer — even more than I noticed in Webook… Write On…!

4. nrhatch - March 25, 2010

I have my moments. : )

This blog is a perfect fit for me. On WEbook, I tried to write for the audience there. Here, I write what I would want to read . . . the reminders that I need in my daily life in order to remain calm and peaceful.

There’s a world of difference between the two sites for me.

Cheers!

5. Mitzi Swift - March 26, 2010

Another wonderful ‘spirit message’ which brought me a great deal of peace. Thank you Nancy. It is very apparent that you are a gifted writer. Thank you for sharing that talent with us.

Staying in the moment!

Mitzi

6. nrhatch - March 26, 2010

Thanks, Mitzi.

Writing about these issues increases my peace of mind and reminds me to stay in the moment ~ right here, right now.

7. Tammy McLeod - July 10, 2010

This is a beautiful post Nancy and I really enjoyed reading it. I do think that the journey can appear selfish but only because we’re becoming more focused on our personal truth.

nrhatch - July 10, 2010

To those who measure everything through the eyes of Ego, our journey along the path to truth does indeed appear selfish.

No doubt because they’ve lost the power to manipulate us. : )

8. Jackie Paulson 1966 - March 24, 2011

I really enjoy all of these links.

nrhatch - March 24, 2011

Thanks, Jackie. Let me know if you need any help navigating through the site.


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