Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma December 15, 2011

How to Become Generous

The movement from ordinary states of self-concern to selfless giving always involves a gradual transformation of character, not a sudden leap. Like any form of strength, generosity needs to be intentionally cultivated over time, and everyone must begin in whatever state of mind they already happen to be. Understanding and accepting who you really are right now is as important as the commitment to become someone more open and generous. Whatever the quality of motivation, when we intentionally reach out to others in giving, some degree of transformation occurs. We become what we practice and do in daily life.
- Dale Wright, "The Bodhisattva's Gift"
Read the entire article in the Tricycle Wisdom Collection