By Toni Turner
“He who loves others is constantly loved by them. He who respects others is constantly respected by them.” – Mencius (4th-3rd Century, B.C.)
Would you like to be on the receiving end of prosperity and abundance for the rest of your life? You can be if you expand your experience of giving!
Our world operates through the universal law of cause and effect. Nothing stands still. Life moves continually as energy flows through us and circulates to the rest of the world, then returns to us once more. Your relationship with your spouse, boss, children, and friends constantly revolve in a circle of giving and receiving.
Your career, your health, your spiritual community, your family, and yes, even your bank account, require an energy flow of give and take. If you stop giving to one area of your life, be it knowledge and enthusiasm, food and rest, quest for inner harmony, love and nurturing, or financial support, that part of your life suffers – it returns little to you. Why? You’ve blocked the energy flow, the circulation. And like a stream, energy must keep circulating to stay alive and vital. Otherwise, it grows stagnant.Giving and receiving forms a circle, and circles have no end. For each of our lives to thrive and grow, we need to give freely and receive with gratitude.Begin the process of circulation by giving what you most want to receive. Would you like more abundance in the form of money?
Give what you can, with kind intentions, and no thought of its return. Would you welcome more attention and appreciation? Give honest compliments, do someone an unexpected favor. Give of our time, your caring.
In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra says, “Make a decision to give wherever you go, to whomever you see. As long as you’re giving, you will be receiving. The more you give, the more confidence you will gain in the miraculous effects of this law.”
Remember, whatever you send out will return to you. So, give for the sake of giving, and your life will overflow with abundance and prosperity.