The world operates with an economic system that creates a value for everything we do. The value that we assign to task is represented by the dollar in America, and another form of currency depending on where you live. In this example you give your time, you receive your pay. Another example concerning money: You go to the store to purchase goods, you give your money and you receive the goods.
Now a more practical example that isn’t really thought about that much, you have a friend, you give that friend a smile and some kind words because their day is going horrible. They give you gratitude and the wonderful feeling of having helped someone smile through the turbulence, and that is one of the best feelings in the world.
The world operates in a flow; you have to give in order to receive. But then you say, well how can I control what I receive. To which I say the answer is simple, its intent. See things don’t always happen the way you want but somehow the end result more often than not gets delivered the way it was intended to be. Most people don’t hold any sort of intent long enough for it to truly begin to manifest itself so they are getting by default. When you give you are placing yourself in harmony, giving with pure intentions helps notch you in a groove of the cycle of life and begins to bring things to you.
Your intentions need to be pure so that you can truly receive the gratitude that the other person gives you. That gratitude places you in a happy place of spiritual contentment, you began to be thankful for all that you have and your ability to help the person. If you have desires and intention for your life that you want to achieve this is the perfect state to be in to think about them and then release them. The longer you spend in that state the faster those intentions will manifest themselves in your life. All of this stems from the act of giving.
Stop saying I give what I can when you don’t. We all have 10 minutes to listen to a family member, or a dollar to donate to a charitable cause. Even if you don’t you give people your best wishes for their lives. You have more to give then just your material possessions, money, or time. Giving is the start of the receiving process, if you want to receive more then you need to give more. Everyone running around saying that no one has ever done anything for them is either lying, or they themselves have never done anything for anyone else. The last part of that last sentence is a impossibility.
This short blog on the power of giving isn’t meant to be all inclusive, as books could be and have been written on how giving actually works. Find them, read them, and give more.