Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation-to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Generosity and mindfulness
Perhaps if we cultivate the discipline of being generous with ourselves, as Jon Kabat-Zinn suggests, we will find it easier and more appealing to be generous with others: