Giving

Authentic giving requires nothing in return. When we want something back, even recognition of our generosity, it’s more of a transaction. When we give without wanting something in return, we experience joy in the act of giving itself. It’s not an exchange...

Genuine Giving

Giving is a gift for the giver. There is an intrinsic benefit in the pure act of giving. Unconditional giving makes us feel generous and abundant. These intangible rewards are far greater than any transactional exchange. If we lament a lack of acknowledgment or...

We Receive What We Give

The love and care we give to others is ultimately a gift we give ourselves. Giving love feels good because that energy goes out through us first. Even better is the fact that the energy, care and attention we give is always reflected back to us. In those rare times...

Giving Begets Receiving

Equilibrium is a Universal Law. Nature always seeks a balance. Nearly every aspect of reality is in flux, shifting from one extreme to the other through equilibrium, between yin and yang. Movement in one direction eventually results in equal movement in the opposite...

Boundaries for Balance

Authentic giving is done without anticipation of reward. When we expect something in return, it’s conditional and more like a trade. There’s nothing wrong with wanting something in return, it’s just not true giving. Even real giving can cause...

Ups and Downs

Life can be like a roller coaster. Sometimes we roll along the crest of the ride enjoying moderate undulations and excellent views. Other times we descend down precarious cliffs, dropping dramatically and fearing for our safety or even survival. Living artfully...