In my current life experience, money is hard to come by and I'm a tad broke. For a few weeks it's just been paying off bills, unable to spend money on things I'd like.
As part of this I've had to currently suspend giving my weekly $$$ to charities.
As a brainstorm, it would be helpful if members could pop in some suggestions on ways we can give to other people without necessarily having the need to use money in the process.
It's meant I cannot buy gifts for others, lend others money, or give money to organisations. Even in a micro-sense I cannot do things like buying others a drink when we go out!
Some none-money things I've come up with that can be of use: listening to others, offering your time for others, doing others chores/jobs around the house or at work, giving others way when I am driving...
So this question it would be great if you could pinch in your own wisdom on giving to others without any expectations. It is a bit of a side-question to: http://www.inwardquest.com/questions/62243/manifest-a-miracle-by-giving-it-to-someone-else
asked 11 Jan '14, 19:52
Here is my personal order of priorities when it comes to giving to others.
Always give yourself the best of everything you can in any situation first
This is highest priority. You are the most important person on earth. If you feel guilty giving yourself the best you can, you have nothing or less to give to others. Give yourself the best feeling action first. Give yourself time for yourself before giving it to others. Give yourself the best emotional upliftment first. Give yourself the best materialistic goods you can find first.
It's like the idea on airplanes. In emergency situations, put your own oxygen mask on first. Then you can put the oxygen mask of your friends and loved ones on. Otherwise you will pass out. And then you have nothing to give.
Give tools away that others can use for the rest of their lives
The second best thing to give to others are tools which they can use on their own.
But they must be ready to take the tool and use it.
Give away emotional upliftment
This one is tricky. While it's a good idea to give away emotional upliftment, you can't give it if you don't know your own emotions. Know yourself. So first you must be able to give yourself emotional upliftment in order to give it to others. Be happy first. When you know how to uplift yourself, then you almost intuitively know how emotions work and you know how to give it to others.
But if you can give it away eventually, other people can now find their own answers. They can find their own unique ways to learn how to fish so to speak. Maybe they will even find better ways to find food than you do. And one day they could teach you that the best way to find food is not to fish, but to go to the grocery store where all the food is already available... or something like that :). You get the idea ;).
Give away materialistic goods
I think that one is of lowest value. Because if one doesn't have the right thinking, then it's almost of no value. He will lose it anyway. Your food will feed him for today, but tomorrow he will starve again. And he will again reinforce his belief that he is powerless to life circumstances.
(There is also a metaphysical principle that when you give yourself the best upliftment, you cannot not give to others. You will uplift them in every possible way even if you don't intend to do it.)
answered 11 Jan '14, 20:49
The very best present by far that I received for Christmas was a phone call on Christmas Eve from my son, who couldn't make it home this year. We each opened up a bottle of wine, sat down with each other 3,000 miles apart, and chatted away for nearly 3 hours about important things and unimportant things, about everything. I hung up the phone feeling wonderful, wonderfully full, and very merry indeed. ;)
And there was me thinking I would be a bit sad and lonely this year. Didn't happen.
Your time, Nikulas. Your time and attention are precious gifts. Give of them freely to those who can appreciate them.
answered 12 Jan '14, 00:12
give to them way to not be financially challenged. it could be to show someone how to fish. it could be to show someone how to use stuff throw in the garbage, some people sometime throw good stuff away. also sometime that stuff can be use to do other stuff called recycling. also some people make money on the web, mostly people who sell stuff(material or virtual) or service, so they can show other to do the same I have seen a story about a poor being given some course and the next year he was making money with it enough to live in a home. we could take a look at bombardier who is given a set of tool and start building stuff he made a company making skidoo, boat, airplane. if someone did not believe in him and give them those tool would he have made the same thing? the simplest way for people to not be financially challenged would be for their government to lower tax the simple fact is that they spend lots of money for war science and other stuff, at the base of it all is the people if you crush your people eventually your little empire will fall down. so rather then make war and study and spend huge amount on stuff that does not help your people, first help your people clean the inside of your cup, to make big stuff on the outside in the world to praise yourself does not help you. but to help your self and your neighbor, will help you. if you have millions and billions to spend on war and study and people are poor in your country there is a problem that you need to solve. what is a country with no people in it? is it still a country?
Well I have tell you the truth and it cost you nothing, and it is the best gift that someone can receive in this world of duality and inequity.
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