When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person's life is the affect they have on others.
Yesterday I wrote about giving and as I put together some quotes, I came upon these two additional ones. They seem to say so much that I thought they needed some highlighting. Wayne Dyer is a well-known self-help author and Steve Nash is a professional basketball player who was the league’s most valuable player in two recent seasons. I have admired both for the way they live their lives and now even more for the wisdom of these quotes.
Wayne Dyer, who seems to always be on PBS, talks about living with purpose and giving of himself as the way to financial success. It only makes sense that anything we do with a clarity of purpose and with a sincerity of effort will generate great results. The powerful part of this equation is the fully giving of ourselves to what we are doing. How do you hold yourself back? What parts of you are reluctant to give fully to what you are doing? Take some time to explore this holding back, maybe it is in your heart, or in some limiting set of thoughts.
Steve Nash is famous for his giving (passing) the basketball to his teammates. The way he plays, he makes everyone better. The way he thinks will make the whole world a better place. Giving back for all we get will make a difference. Giving because we can, will help us feel more alive and joyous. How do you want to make a difference? Can you do that without giving of yourself? What unique gifts do you have to give? What inner resources can you give that will make you a star in what you do?
Look around your life, listen inward to the place of knowing and this week do some giving that will make a difference both for others and yourself. Be open to the flow that comes with giving, that comes with living purposefully, that comes from an open heart, and find real joy in the moment.