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I love this quotation. So much of our bitterness and anger comes when the world and other people don't deliver what we think we need. We yearn for kindness, for connection, for warmth...and we save it up until we receive it. But it withers and grows old and dies in us.
All of our goodness and love grows only when we give it away freely and generously, without expectation of return. And then, miraculously, it comes back to us multiplied.
I know a couple who wanted but could not have children. Instead of getting bitter and resentful, they decided to do volunteer work with children. If they couldn't love children of their own, they would channel that love into other people's children. How generous and good that decision was! And also, no doubt, hard and courageous.
What do you feel is missing in your life? How can you be that for the world?