Thursday, January 04, 2007

Give It Away And Get Even More

The miracle is this
the more we share,
the more we have.
- Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock on the original Star Trek (1931- )

Why is that a miracle? Because most people don't believe it, think it's impossible.

The reason is that most people in the western world think that the only thing they have to share is money. Sharing money doesn't get you more.

Money isn't what this quote is about. It's about sharing ourselves. Sharing our time, our emotional energy, our caring, our compassion, our spiritual energy. Even sharing that part of us that makes us wh0 we are as individuals.

The more we give these things away to others, the more our cup of each is not just refilled, but it expands.

For those who believe that they are the most important person in their lives, they will never understand this quote and never accumulate the benefits it discusses.

I know what the transition from self-centred and self- absorbed is like. I made that transition. As a child, I looked after myself because no one else did. Only when I became a teacher in elementary grades did I come to experience what it's like to share of myself.

Now I give more than I feel I have to give and my cup refills each day.

There are those who think I am simple, a fool, for being the way I am. I ignore them as much as possible.

They can't understand. They are not competition for me because I offer them no opposition.

It's as if we function in different dimensions. Some day we will, for real.

Bill Allin
Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems, strivng to show that it can be done when you know how.
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