One of ego's biggest traps is to convince you that in order to be a good person you must forget yourself and take care of everyone else. This can masquerade as generosity, until you can't do it anymore. There are just too many people to care for. Eventually, you run out of time and energy and in some cases, physical health. Too much focus on others can distract you from your own healing work. "I know I should take time to rest, but my family, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend needs me." When you pull back, people have an opportunity to step up and do their own personal growth work. You get an opportunity to recover and heal and you have more...
While you should never sacrifice your safety for simple generosity, you may feel moved during the cold, winter months to give to a person in need. The big controversy is that if you give, the money will be wasted on drugs or alcohol, that you would be enabling the person rather than truly helping them. […]
Sometimes the kindest, most generous thing you can do for another is to say, “no!” Allowing your own energy to run out because you have given it all away, does little to help anyone else and can leave you sick and unable to help anyone at all. To be a truly giving person, you must […]
There are many who claim, and have rightly earned, the title, “survivor.” It is an accomplishment to have overcome adversity. When the situation is over, however, some will still declare to the world, “I am a survivor!” If that is truly what you are (by your own words), then the Universe will be happy to […]