What goes around comes around, one way or the other. So be good and kind. And if it doesn’t come around, know that it’s gone around elsewhere, and that being generous is more fun than thinking “what about me?, what about me?, what about me?,” the ego’s mantra.
For more: “Generosity is the Virtue that Produces Peace.” ~ Buddhism
“The essence of generosity is letting go. Pain is always a sign that we are holding on to something – usually ourselves. When we feel unhappy, when we feel inadequate, we get stingy; we hold on tight. Generosity is an activity that loosens us up. By offering whatever we can – a dollar, a flower, a word of encouragement – we are training in letting go.” ~ Pema Chodron, Comfortable with Uncertainty
“Real generosity comes from developing a general sense of kindness…” ~ Trungpa
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