The benefits of Giving to Inspiration and not Desperation
The lasting and most wonderful part of giving to others is not that you only brighten the life of someone else, but that you will actually experience both physical and emotional benefits yourself. The act of selfless giving sees your body excrete some extremely beneficial hormones that have incredibly positive effects on your body and emotional state.
The positive physical responses and benefits that will accrue to you as you direct your energy towards assisting others will allow you to overcome negative emotions that could contribute to many different types of stress induced psychological or physically illnesses. The extra endorphins that are released in our bodies, during acts of kindness, have a very positive effect on our systems and results in what is commonly referred to as a “Helpers High”.
Many studies have shown that the benefits of helping others extends well beyond merely the physical, into assisting us to foster personality traits that assist us to foster sustainable success in every facet of our lives. These studies have shown that people that regularly help others are more successful, happier and have better relationships than people that do not.
You have the potential to experience such huge positive benefits in your life, can you continue to justify not contributing energy towards assisting others any longer? This is one of the habits I recommend you develop, in your life as soon as possible, as it will be one of the greatest contributors to your internal wellbeing and long term sustainable success. My wish for you is that you will become inspired and that you will make giving a natural part of your everyday life.
As Jim Rohn said “What if it is just an apple a day, that will keep the doctor away and you don’t eat that apple”. What if having a giving heart and living in a state of helpfulness, is what you need to improve your health and you remain stingy. Living a state of helpfulness is most certainly a great way to live and offers both the giver and receiver great rewards.
The challenge that I have with giving is that giving should always be in the direction of inspiration and never in the direction of desperation. When you give to desperation you are not helping the person receiving, you are encouraging them to remain in a state of desperation as this is allowing them to get the help they feel they deserve. When you give to inspiration, you are assisting someone to grow away from their dependence and you teach them to become independent. This new independence equips them to become contributors to society.
Ssince I have been focusing my energy on giving to inspiration and I have stopped encouraging desperation, I have seen amazing results and have seen many people grow to a point where they are now in a position to be givers themselves. My focus with people that are stuck in a state of desperation is to try to uplift them to a state of inspiration. A state where they can see light at the end of the tunnel and that with a little well directed effort they can grow and become more. Giving blindly to people in a state of desperation only promotes desperation. It can never allow anyone to become more and to see that they are not trapped in a life of no value.
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