Today I was doing my daily reading from the book by Deepak Chopra called “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”. I was so struck with inspiration and insight that I must share it with you…
“The best way to put the Law of Giving into operation — to start the whole process of circulation– is to make a decision that anytime you come into contact with anyone, you will give them something. It doesn’t have to be in the form of material things; it could be a flower, a compliment or a prayer. In fact, the most powerful forms of giving are non-material. The gifts of caring, attention, affection, appreciation and love are some of the most precious gifts you can give, and they don’t cost you anything. When you meet someone, you can silently send them a blessing, wishing them happiness, joy and laughter. This kind of silent giving is very powerful.
One of the things I was taught as a child, in which I taught my children also, is to never go to anyone’s house without bringing something — never visit anyone without bringing them a gift. You may say ‘how can I give to others when at the moment I don’t have enough myself?’ You can bring a flower. One flower. You can bring a note or card which says something about your feelings for the person you’re visiting. You can bring a compliment. You can bring a prayer.
Make a decision to give where ever you go, to whom ever you see. As long as you are giving, you will be receiving. The more you give, the more confidence you will gain in the miraculous effects of this Law. And as you receive more, your ability to give more will also increase.
Our true nature is one of affluence and abundance; we are naturally affluent because nature supports every need and desire. We lack nothing because our essential nature is one of pure potentiality and infinite possibilities. Therefore, you must know that you are already inherently affluent, no matter how much or how little money you have because the source of all wealth is the field of pure potentiality — it is the consciousness that knows how to fulfill every need including Joy, Love, Laughter, Peace, Harmony and Knowledge. If you seek those things first — not only for yourself but for others — all else will come to you spontaneously.”