You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
It is our responsibility to keep atoms cycling and not hoard possessions. Closets full of clothes, cupboards full of food, basements full of discards should be cleansed. Sell items in tag sales, to consignment shops. Give items away, to community centers, to those who will use it. Please keep things that you use and have meaning to you. But ask yourself whether each purchase is essential and decide what you will pass along if it enters your house. This is also true for money. Please keep what you need and use it to provide for yourself and your family. But pass along a good portion of what is yours, because the wealth of this Earth really belongs to her.
Once we have done that and removed ourselves from the attachment to physical things, we open up the way to be more generous with what really matters. Our heart, our time, our energy. Sometimes it is hard to open our hearts. We have been hurt, we have lost trust. When we change our focus and realize that we can love regardless of the other’s response, we see that giving helps us more than anyone else. For, if we can give in that manner, we have tapped into a source of endless love that will be with us, no matter what.