Let this blog find you experiencing unconditional generosity around you.
I had written a blog in Feb 2014 on Gift-iv-ism, a video talk by Pavi Mehta. We later attended a very inspiring lecture by Nipun Mehta, founder of Service Space. This organization has more than 5,00,000 volunteers, across the globe. They have various initiatives that allow our inherent generosity to blossom into small acts of service around us, leading to inner transformation. Their projects range from a daily positive news service, to an acts-of-kindness portal, to a gift-economy restaurant.
Their initiatives are quite different from charity. It is about serving people with honour & respect, for the sheer joy of serving. That it is a privilege for the person serving that someone agreed to accept his/her generosity.
I have heard apprehensions from people that such generosity may be considered a sign of weakness, softness, naiveté: ‘Be careful, soon people will start taking undue advantage of your generosity’.
My experience so far has been quite opposite. I have consistently seen acts of generosity leading to joy for the giver, increased trust, enriched quality of connection, with the receiver inspired to pass it on.
Here are few real life inspiring stories about two auto rickshaw drivers. We found them on the Service Space website.
We found these stories very inspiring. They reinforce the concept that generosity is ‘commercially’ feasible J, in fact it multiplies. When we see someone being unconditionally generous, it sparks generosity in us as well.
May these stories inspire you to begin new ways of generosity in your life.