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The Pleasure of Giving

In General thoughts, In my mind on February 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

When you see life the way I do, that strong urge to give to others just to see their face radiate with joy, is inevitable.

How and why, these questions I can’t answer. It often occurs to me to wonder why I am so different, why does this need to reach for others’ happiness keep growing? I’ve given up finding the answer because in the end, giving to others is not a burden at all.

Maybe I always feel like we are all so engrossed in striving for our way through life that we easily forget the small pleasures we can derive from it. After all, what’s the use of living if you can’t smile, if you can’t love and if you can’t find any bright light shining on you?

Hence, that pleasure I derive in giving to others. It makes the world, even if it is not the whole of it, but the one around me, a happier and jollier one. I don’t do it for attention, I do it because it is a need I have to fulfill and get the satisfaction that my life didn’t go to waste. In life, we can achieve great materialistic heights but if we can’t make simple little things count, we would have spent an empty, meaningless life.

And this is also what gives me pleasure in giving away. It is the possibility to make one simple thing – a flower, a chocolate bar, a candle or anything so simple, even a smile – become the expression of sweet affection and love. It is giving the phrase,  “It’s the thought that counts“, it’s real meaning.

Actually writing this article isn’t meant to boast about me but again to share about it. Sometimes when you feel so different from others, the mind and heart seek to be heard and understood. This blog is a means to voice it out. No matter if no one reads or a few do. Putting in words what I feel and what I go through makes it a relief to have expressed what’s inside my head…

The Path to being Selfless

In General thoughts, In my mind on November 8, 2011 at 7:48 am

I am no philosopher, no great soul nor a preacher, but I wish to share this rich experience of mine. Not to boast about nor to brag about but to communicate and express this wonderful feeling of being selfless.

Each individual finds his/her own way to forget his/her pains and worries. I have found one very rooted to the essence of our existence on Earth.

As far as I can remember, I’ve been always touched and moved by the plights of others. Always wishing to be able to do something to ease their pain. As years went, I gradually learnt that I have my limits yet that I can still do certain things to make the people around me feel better.

Compassion is the key word and compassion comes with understanding of others in their own stance. It might not be exactly putting yourself in their shoes, it is impossible. Yet, it’s about feeling their pain as your own and think what woud’ve made you feel good in such case.

Once you reach for helping others, giving them a little ray of hope, warmth and courage to go on, you completely forget your own worries. Suddenly, whatever was bugging you seems nothing, even meaningless. An unexpected peace of mind invades you and trust me there is no other intoxication that can make you feel that way!

My motive might seem selfish since helping others makes me feel good. However, this is the beauty of the gesture – your own happiness begins to lie in that of others and not only the one you enjoy on your own. It is said that whatever is shared is far more enjoyable than what isn’t. Indeed, it is true. Try it and see. Share a little happiness with anyone and feel the intense emotion of being fulfilling the most humane duty you could. It doesn’t need much: a little smile, some kind words or kind gestures and the world becomes a better one.

Immerse yourself in this ocean of care and love for others and see how much you get drenched with self-satisfaction and inner peace. We all have our own load of happiness, it’s useless being selfish or greedy about it. Give, give and give, without expecting anything and see how much you actually receive. You might be amazed by how much you get back, more than you could deal with! This is the beauty of it all, the beauty of being selfless…