Giving material goods is one form of generosity, but one can extend an attitude of generosity into all one’s behavior. Being kind, attentive, and honest in dealing with others, offering praise where it is due, giving comfort and advice where they are needed, and simply sharing one’s time with someone – all these are forms of generosity, and they do not require any particular level of material wealth.
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama
I saw the above quote on Suzanne’s Facebook page this morning (thanks, Suzanne!). It suits much of my thoughts about the holiday shopping frenzy that seems to take hold of so many at this time of year. For me, I find the over-focus of the materialistic aspects of the season quite agonizing. There are so many others ways to be generous with one another that come from the heart, don’t require money in the bank, and are infinitely less damaging to this earth we live on.
When we keep our stress low, we can feel more. When we feel more, we can resonate more with each other. In the deepening of our connections with one another, more of our genuine needs can be met. And in that way of living, perhaps some of the compulsion to acquire more stuff might not take hold in the same way.
Often the December group is the smallest of the year, so I thought I would send this out earlier than usual in the hope you will make sure to put it on your calendar and be able to join us. For emphasis: I really do very much hope you will join us in December ; )
May we all be embodied enough for our hearts to be attuned to our inner rhythms, the rhythms of one another, and the greater pulsating rhythm of Mother Earth all around us.
If you would like more information on how to join the Ubuntu group, please get in touch with us. : )
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Friday, December 21 2012
6:30p – 9:30p
TRE starts promptly at 6:30p
Optional: bring veggie foods to share
We have been doing the Ubuntu group since the very beginning (2004). Held on the 3rd Friday of every month, it is a time to connect with one another in an authentic way about whatever is happening in life, to share from the deeper self, from our most known truth. For more information, visit http://livingubuntu.org/events or call (949) 891-2005.
Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.