Roots of True Charity

Your decision to contribute to the world, your decision to be intelligent through your contribution, your decision to inspire, your ability to inspire people to support you back so you can continue to contribute is the real triangle of wealth. 

Wealth is like water. Jump into it, enjoy it, play with it – but never try to hold it in your closed fist. The law of wealth is when it is shared, you are showered with it. There is no rich man who became rich just by being a miser. There is no poor man who became poor by giving. It is the law of nature. The fact of life is when we are afraid to share our wealth, it means we have a deep doubt of our ability to create more wealth. We feel that we are wealthy by fluke or accident, and if we give away our wealth, we may never be able to create the same wealth again. If we were certain that we will lose nothing by giving freely, charity would come more readily to us. 

Giving freely does not mean that one should allow oneself to be exploited. Charity is not foolishness. Having a clear idea of how much we have, how much we need and how much we can create again, will give the intelligence to handle wealth without fear or greed. Charity is a spiritual practice. When we give in charity, it means that we are ready to take responsibility for the well-being of others. We break the boundary of our own narrow identity and its selfish demands. The instant we become ready for this, we naturally become a channel that carries out the universe’s plan of abundance for all. We create a vast space within ourselves through which wealth can flow out to all. Far from making us poorer, charity is a beautiful way to enrich oneself and others, both materially and spiritually.

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