But what is truly giving of yourself?
Giving of our possessions is a little easier to understand because when we just do that we’re aware of just parting with stuff. The exchange can be really empty because there isn’t a depth of relating that is present. Sometimes the ego comes in and says; “Why are you giving what is yours? What are we gaining from it? Will I be losing what I worked hard to get?”
Yet, when giving of yourself whether you are giving your possessions or not comes from a different place, a different state of mind and being. When you have love and compassion in your heart your quality of being and interacting with others is very different. You become more present with others. How you feel and are in that state changes how you give. It is said that the greatest gift you can give your child is your complete and undivided presence. Why not be this way with everyone?
When you give of yourself, you are sharing the greatest gift there is. When you practice holding Love, Compassion, Gratitude, Friendship and Truthfulness in your heart every moment of the day, you are truly giving your greatest gift. YOU!