The act of Charity part 1

Charity begins at home.Charity is a spiritual quality. One has to grow from self centeredness to other centeredness. To begin, one has to be charitable and kind to oneself. Charitable deeds have lasting value when it is done without any ulterior motive. When you do charity, you cannot expect anything in return. There must be no strings attached to the act of charity. It is a selfless giving. Nothing is expected in return. But, in the long run, all the charitable deeds are rewarded. These days, communication media and social media bring us closer. It is also possible to send help to anyone anywhere. Sometimes, the money can reach the places where oneself cannot be personally present. Due to globalisation, the whole world has become like a village. Charity and charitable words and deeds break the barrier of communication. 

Often, it is easy to be kind and compassionate to others who are living in a distance. We can share our time, talent and resources to help others.At times it is a challenge to be charitable to one’s own family members and life partner. Can you recollect a selfless deed that you did to someone recently? 

The act of charity

The act of kindness to some is like tonic for the day. When you share with generosity, whatever small things that you do, doubles your joy. It makes you feel that you are thoughtful of him or her. You always feel good when you give something to someone without a selfish motive. One has to give for the sake of giving without expecting anything in return. This is often difficult. Can you remember a day or an event when you gave your time, talents, resources or ideas to someone freely without expecting anything in return? The world continues to be a good place to live in when people begin to do the right things without expecting
anything in return. Often, a spiritually matured or balanced person can do things without expecting anything in return. If you are a seeker of true happiness, try to do things without attaching yourself to the end result but do it as best as you can and the result will follow in the course of time.