True individual growth and development are possible only through giving to others!
Question from the Internet:
“Do you think giving has any impact on individual growth?”
When we keep receiving only for ourselves, our development and growth are extremely limited since our individual desires, needs are very small. Moreover, our desires work in a way, that the moment we start to fulfil them the initial desire starts to wane and in the end we become turned off, satiated and can’t receive any more.
On the other hand, when we change our intentions and the way we exist, behave, and instead of focusing on constantly fulfilling others we start working for fulfilling others, we acquire an unlimited vessel we can work with.
We can’t really develop and grow inside ourselves. But we have unlimited potential to develop and grow through others, using the needs and desires of others to draw everything towards ourselves. And although everything simply flows and streams through us to the desires of others, we also feel and state and experience everything that exists in reality. It does not matter where things end up.
If I am part of a unique mutual bestowing pipeline people build with each other, if we all relate to each other with such attention and care as siblings or parents relate to each other, we can enjoy and experience everything way beyond individual abilities and capacity as the fulfilment and joy of others becomes ours.
This is not something utopistic or mystical. Nature’s mutually integrated, life-giving and life-sustaining system works that way. And we can also learn how to build such mutually giving, caring relationships with each other through which we can access a completely different, qualitatively much higher, collective life experience.