Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Impact of Gifts

We've been reading Eckhart Tolle's pivotal book, "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose." It follows his fantastic success with "The Power of Now" and is being endorsed and studied in Oprah's Live Web event each Monday evening.

There's a theme in the book that seeks to explain each individual's power to put forth mental attitudes necessary for a true healing of the ego (and the Earth). Part of the intricate text speaks of giving and receiving and how selfless giving opens pathways for the universe to return to you what you put out. The ideas are inspirational, heady, and as we unexpectedly learned this week, very true.

You never know what your act, your gift, or your kindness may mean to another. My personal thanks to Gary Goldenstein for sending a sentiment that ties into the congruence of Mr. Tolle's work and helps to encourage us in our learning journey.

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. - Robert G. Ingersoll