Happiness exists on earth through the constant practice of generosity.
Generosity is the act of being kind, selfless, and giving to others. Despite being an act that is done to benefit others' well-being, generosity also paradoxically increases our well-being. So being generous is a fantastic way to improve your mental health and well-being.
Generosity is a good thing for our mental health and well-being because when we give to someone we care about, we make it more likely for them to give to us, making us more likely to give to them, and so on. As a result, regions of our brain associated with pleasure, social connections, and trust light up, making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
When it comes to improving our happiness and well-being, generosity is a good choice because it has a ripple effect. If someone else sees us do something kind or generous, it actually makes them more likely to be generous too. Even saying a simple, “Thank you,” can inspire both of you, and those watching, to be more generous. This is how generosity creates a ripple effect, helping us feel happier and less lonely.
Please join me for Online Group Meditation on September 26th at 7pm or In-Person Group Meditation September 28th at 7pm 185 Lincoln St. Hingham Suite #300 for a Guided Meditation on “Generosity.”
Please contact me through the "Contact Eileen" link on the left no later than the Monday before Online Group Meditation to receive the Zoom link.
May you enjoy the practice of generosity. May it bring you joy, connection, and freedom.
With every act of giving, we weaken the power of grasping. The Buddha once said that if we knew as he did the fruit of giving, we would not let a single meal pass without sharing it, so great is the power of generosity.
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The practice of generosity allows us to see the world from the point of view of what we have and what we have to give, instead of seeing it from the perspective of what we don’t have and desperately want.
No matter what we have or don't have, we can all generously share the practice of meditation and compassion with one another.
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