When we think about giving, we are also receiving. If I give you a present, you give me the opportunity to make you happy. Giving can happen freely when the other is open to receiving. Giving doesn’t always have to be material things. It can also be in the form of help, a smile, a kiss, a drawing, a prayer.
Giving and receiving is a two way street. The energy flows freely from the giver to the receiver and vice versa. The process is one of energy circulating freely. In the same way, when we think of affluence, again this energy is flowing freely. The word affluence actually literally means to flow.
So affluence is the expression of the universe to let abundance flow freely. Abundance must circulate. To live in affluence, you must know how to spend your money. A healthy economy is one where people exchange goods and services in an easy manner.
An example. In an economy where affluence flows freely, there is enough money to spend in the local restaurant. Thanks to this, the local restaurant owner can hire extra staff. The staff is probably also from the local community. The staff in turn will ask their handy neighbour to fix their fence for an agreed upon price. And with this money, the neighbour can in turn treat his family to a meal at the local restaurant. A simplistic example. But it illustrates the point well.
When we give, it is important we do it unconditionally from the heart. No strings attached. We all know it is good manners to bring a gift whenever we are visiting friends. We received an invitation and in return we bring a gift to thank our hosts for their hospitality.
If you practise the art of giving and receiving in your daily life, you will notice that you will be receiving wherever you go. When we are filled with love, we are generous.
Reaching your true potential. Discovering who you really are. Manifesting your desires. Living in abundance. Finding happiness along the way… I could continue like this forever. Read the book, bought the t-shirt. Sincerely enjoy reading all of this. Yet only recently did I find out there is in fact truth in these words. There is a logical sequence to all the phrases. And the lessons make sense in the proper sequence. Better still, it really can happen, happiness around the corner.
The journey to spiritual awakening and fulfilment is a personal one. I find it hard to believe that there would be a special prescription, a golden path to take or even a shortcut to get there faster. Each and every human experience is different. I hope you find inspiration in mine.
We are all too often busy doing things. Learning new stuff. Getting to the next level. Almost there. We are continuously becoming something else. Or doing our best to be an even better version of ourselves. Whatever you name it. This notion implies that we are not enough at the present moment. We run past ourselves without noticing.
Or when we find the need to label ourselves. To define ourselves to the outside world. Our status. Our expressions. While in fact we just are. I am. I exist. I am here and now. This awareness arises mainly during meditation. The pure moment of just being. What are you? Who are you? I am.
I enjoy meditating. Ideally you would make this part of your daily routine. Take time each day to unwind in calm and quietness. Let the thoughts flow softly. Turn inwards to observe your breath and how your body feels.
Personally I love sharing my daily meditation routine with my children. We have grown very fond of Deepak Chopra. He has this amazing meditation app for children : My Light Shines Bright. It is quality time with my children and with myself. Warmly recommended !
Peace of mind
This probably means something different to each individual. But to me it means not fretting about pet peeves. Not gossiping (this is a tough one, I do like to tongue wag). No negative thoughts (the cup half full). Not judging people (also hard as I tend to think I’m always right). It doesn’t matter if you don’t succeed at first. You’re not Mother Theresa. And you haven’t failed if you coloured out of the lines. The intention was there in the morning. And when you reflect upon your day at night, during your bedtime meditation session, just make a note of where you can improve. The voyage of a thousand miles starts with just one step.
It is time for change
Want more from life? Less stress, more meaningful moments. Less worry, more bliss. If you keep doing the same things but expect different results… that would translate into pure madness. Change your mind, change your life. Join me on my journey. Start your own. Have fun!