The Power of Giving!

Giving sets off a chain of events. The more you give, the more you create. A cow needs to give its milk before it can produce more milk. A tree produces fruit however if no one takes the fruit, the fruit falls down and rots. When the river stop flowing, it stagnates. When you stop giving, you stop creating.

If you close your fist, you cannot receive. When you open your fists and give, you can also receive. When you stop giving, you stop receiving.

Human beings need to give in order to achieve meaning and purpose. Many years ago I was invited to speak in Puerto Rico alongside Deepak Chopra. Deepak spoke eloquently about giving, and then we had a short coffee break before I spoke.

During the break, Arsenio Rodriguez, then Secretary General of the New Humanity for Peace, asked me: “What do you give someone who has everything?”

I was taken aback by this question. I started my speech with that question as our audience consisted mostly of wealthy people who had much material abundance. We had a discussion about for about 20 mins and the response from the audience included – purpose, fulfillment, balance, happiness, and opportunity to give!

Many people strive during their lives to add zeroes to their net worth. However, they fail to reflect that in life we all start with a zero and end with a zero. We come into this world with nothing and depart with nothing.

Unconditional Giving

The ocean symbolizes the vastness and abundance of the Universe. The sun gives its light to one and all, not keeping scores or thinking of what’s in it for me. The trees provide shade and fruits. The night gives us time to rest and rejuvenate.

The flowers give their fragrance to every passerby unasked. Forgiveness is what the flower gives to the hand that crushes it.

Nature provides valuable lessons in unconditional giving. If you want to be aligned with Nature start practicing unconditional giving!

Choose to Believe!

The universe is an open field of potentiality. What you can imagine and what you want to believe, you will start creating. Your intent, approach as well as all that you attract in your life, including people and situations, work towards re-affirming your belief. Once you make a choice, you give up your right to the choice which lies at the other end of the spectrum.

What we choose to believe is a decisive part of how we experience life. So be careful of what you choose to believe in. What you believe in is what you will ultimately invite into your life; it might just become a self-fulfilling prophecy!

Choose to Believe!

The universe is an open field of potentiality. What you can imagine and what you want to believe, you will start creating. Your intent, approach as well as all that you attract in your life, including people and situations, work towards re-affirming your belief. Once you make a choice, you give up your right to the choice which lies at the other end of the spectrum.

What we choose to believe is a decisive part of how we experience life. So be careful of what you choose to believe in. What you believe in is what you will ultimately invite into your life; it might just become a self-fulfilling prophecy!

Quiet Time!

It seems there is always a huge “To Do” list that needs attention. When we have a spare hour and nothing to do, we create new “To Do” lists and avoid quiet time altogether.

Having quiet uninterrupted time to yourself, with your iPhone turned off, can seem like an eternity. This peaceful time can make you more creative, calmer, and connected with your inner being. Quiet time unleashes creativity, peace, and connectivity with your soul! When you give yourself this gift of time you become more gentle and kinder.

Carving quiet self-time is therefore not selfish, but rather selfless!

Write to ignite your SPARK!

Record and write important things in your life.

Try recording where your time goes for one week, and you will be shocked at how much time gets wasted. Record your focus – or lack thereof – and be ready for a rude awakening on your lack of focus on your core priorities. And, when it comes to feelings, you may find that you have been burying your deepest feelings because you don’t want others to know who you really are, but in the process, you are also unable to know yourself! You can identify what really makes you come alive, what ignites your SPARK.

Writing creates clarity and moves you toward the reality of your life. Most people think they know what’s going on with their time, focus, and feelings. However, most are way off. Writing can not only be revealing but can actually take your game to the next level.

Once you know where your attention is going, you can then course-correct to focus your time and effort on what you really seek – your purpose.

Other benefits of writing include:

• Allows you to reflect on how you are doing with your goals.

• A place to express your ideas and insights

• Connection with your deeper self

• Re-align your efforts to ATTRACT what you actually seek

. Boost your immunity  

The Destiny is in the Journey!

Some days you may feel like you are stuck on a treadmill, running faster and faster while remaining in the same place. On other days, as you run faster and faster you feel like you are getting even faster on your way to where you want to go.

Irrespective of whether you feel you are stuck in the same place on the treadmill or moving faster to your destination, sooner or later you will realize that unless you are savouring the journey, destiny alone will not be sufficient to fulfill you.

When you reach your destiny, you will not merely stop and rot. You will likely create another wish, goal, or destiny. So begin to enjoy the ride to wherever you are heading because at the end of the day you will sooner or later realize that destiny is in the journey!