Generosity

 
Our Whole Souul Living Theme for November is Generosity, a topic both deeply complex (if we think about it too much) and astonishingly simple (if we simply follow the impulse).  Consider the quote, “True generosity is guided by awareness.”  The implication is that if we are truly aware…: of our interdependence, of our inherent connections, of the transitory nature of all physical things, of our own truest nature…, then generosity flows naturally.  The corollary, of course, is that to the extent that we are un-generous, that is the extent to which we are also living un-aware.
 
  • What is your earliest memory of generosity?
  • How generous are you with money or possessions?
  • Is it fundamentally different to be generous with Praise, Gratitude, Time, or Love?
  • What builds (or destroys?) generosity?  For you?  Or for others?
  • What happens in relationships or community when people are generous with one another? 
  • Describe what is both hardest and easiest for you to share: Time? Money? Love? Possessions? Praise?  Why?
  • What gifts are uniquely yours to offer to others?  How did you learn this?
  • What are some synonyms of “generosity?”