Think, share, love. January 6, 2014Posted by ourfriendben in Reiki, Reiki wisdom.
Tags: conscious giving, conscious living, Pope Francis, Sri Eknath Easwaran, words to live by, Yvon Chuinard
“Like a snake that must shed its skin to grow, our industrial civilization must shed its material outlook or strangle in outgrown ideals whose constructive potential has been spent.”
—Sri Eknath Easwaran, Words to Live By
“We do not live better when we flee, hide, refuse to share, stop giving and lock ourselves up in our own comforts. Such a life is nothing less than slow suicide.”
—Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
“The more you know, the less you need.”
Today I saw an inspiring story in our local paper. It suggested that, if your kids weren’t playing with some of their Christmas loot, you pack it up and donate it. (Just the things they weren’t playing with, obviously.) I’d think you’d want to involve the kids in the process, from identifying the unwanted gifts to taking them to the shelter, hospital, or thrift store. And I think it would set a great example to choose some of your own unwanted or unneeded gifts to donate as well. What a wonderful way to share with the less fortunate while teaching your kids the true meaning of giving!
Just for today, try to know more and need less.