Giving

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“No one has ever become poor by giving.” - Anne Frank

As we transition from Thanksgiving to Giving season we encourage you to let go of the anxiety, trepidation and worry that so often accompanies finding just the right thing for your friends, family and co-workers. The essence of giving isn’t the gift, it’s the giving—whether it be material or through your words or actions. And the Yoga of Giving is doing so in a way that connects us to the recipient rather than separates us by how we gauge their reaction. When you can inject a bit of your Self, your true spirit, into the giving, it actually becomes more self-less—less judging, less hinging on what you get back in return. Much the way we hear about loving unconditionally, we can strive to give unconditionally, as well. Because at the end of the day, the act of giving really is an act of love, and love doesn’t come with a gift receipt.

Thank you for sharing your gift of light, energy and practice with us. May you be warm, content and fulfilled.

“Give a little bit
Give a little bit of your love to me
Give a little bit
I'll give a little bit of my love to you
There's so much that we need to share
Send a smile and show you care…

Now's the time that we need to share
So find yourself, we're on our way back home

Ohh goin' home”

Give A Little Bit
Lyrics by Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies (Supertramp)

The photo used for this inspiration comes from an interesting article entitled “The Power of Giving” from the MDbizMedia website. You can click this link to read that article.