"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."
Look what lands so effortlessly and beautifully on the list of simple
(and transformative) pleasures...GIVING!
This pleasure is transformative because of what it does for the giver..and, of course, for the recipient of the gift.
The SIMPLE ACT OF WANTING TO GIVE tells us several things about what is happening within our heart.
It tells us that we are feeling happy and that we want to generously extend that happiness by sharing it with another.
And it tells us that we are emotionally connected to someone and that we care about their happiness and well-being.
The act of giving itself moves the impulse into action and we intuitively feel the JOY and PEACE of extending our happiness.
When we generously give a gift, we raise our VIBRATION...and the VIBRATION of the recipient who feels the beautiful energy of our caring.
I have also found that GIFT GIVING can perform a very practical and HEALING role for us.
Whenever I experience an unresolved conflict with someone, I make an effort to give that person a gift (a compliment, an affirmation, beautiful listening, perhaps an actual present ).
My intention when I do this is always to remind myself of the BLESSING of the relationship that lies under the conflict.
And it never fails to perform this task successfully.
The very act of gift giving under the condition of disharmony somehow changes THE CHEMISTRY OF THE MOMENT.
I love knowing that my ritual of gift giving can help me navigate the dissonance in a relationship and help return me to harmony with such ease and grace.
The happiness and joy we find in life always reaches higher dimensions when we unconditionally choose to give a gift...and the gift we give to others is always a special blessing to ourselves.
Unresolved CONFLICT sometimes masks the Beautiful Bond I have with another. I bring this Joy to the LIGHT and watch the issue fade away.
Mystic Marks: Bookmarks for the Soul
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