This Week’s Quotation:

Self-centeredness shuts down the flow of generosity to thinking, to feeling, and to the strength of the body and the strength of will. Without generosity, the virtues of intelligence, strength, and flow are blocked. What remains is ignorance, weakness, and rigidity, which are simply the lack of those virtues.

Generosity is the fuel for all virtues in the human experience. A sun is ever-generous. It shines unconditionally. You are becoming a sun when you find your generosity and let it light up your being.

~ Becoming a Sun p. 229

Generosity Is the Fuel

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

Doesn’t it feel good when you give unreservedly of yourself?

I know there are all the practical considerations of life; the need to take care of your own physical needs, the need to allow for a returning flow from what we give, and much more. And still…

Doesn’t it feel good when you give unreservedly of yourself?

Here is the question I ask myself this Friday morning:

How do I keep tapping into the creative urge within myself that just wants to move, flow, give, and create?

We all face the expectations of others and how other people play. And we all have to act in a context that includes those things. But still…

I want to keep coming back to the generous flow within myself. I want to move right past the human tendency to become self-centered and self-obsessed. I want to live.

This is what it means to become a sun. It is coming back to the delight of shining. It is the pleasure of knowing the creative fire that burns within you.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

4 Responses

  1. Thank you David. How easy it can be to get entangled in what stops the flow of Life. What a vital reminder you bring, to stay centered in the place within oneself from which the flow emanates. I really appreciate you taking the time to convey this message to the world.

  2. Thanks, David. The question you ask yourself today is a good one for me as well. And to “come back to the delight of shining”.

  3. Of the qualities of true character that represent authentic spirituality, generosity is supreme. Cultivating this virtue as part of our daily spiritual practice is essential to our spiritual work.

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