A Contemplation on Generosity

I woke up this morning contemplating the word “generosity”.

The first wave of understanding was that true generosity is defined as giving without any intention to receive in return.

The second wave came with the understanding that many times we “give” and the intention behind it is egocentric, in that we are in action, only to benefit ourselves.

The third wave was the understanding that true generosity is an attribute of Divine Energy and it can be cultivated through practice and observation of the intentions behind why we do the things we do.

The final understanding was that generosity could only be received if there a vessel who is open enough to accept with full gratitude.

And so a meditation begins…

Find somewhere comfortable to sit or lay down.

Take a couple of breaths in and out to release and arrive into the moment. Then allow your mouth to open and allow your breath to flow generously. In and out through your mouth. Become a vessel to receive your breath with gratitude for each moment where you are aware of being breathed into and allowing the breath to return from where it came. Be here for a few minutes, generously, even with your time.

Now, while you are in your life.. observe how generosity plays a role in your experience.