Excerpt About Generosity
A Principle to Live ByFirst, we have the work of essential realization. The next step, which is harder, is to learn how to manifest that realization in your life. You must face the question of how you are going to live that realization. How are you going to let it influence your life so that your life will become a truly mature human life? It takes great effort to remember yourself and those finer elements you are learning about, in order for their perspective to affect your life and your relationships with others and with your environment. The principles and the values you live by must change from acquisitiveness, competition, jealousy, and rejection, to an attitude of graciousness, generosity, respect, and gratitude. If you are really going to be a mature human being, you will behave according to those values even though others may not. You do not give yourself the excuse that because another person is acting like a jerk, you are not going to behave in a decent way. If you do that, you are betraying your human element. You are being disrespectful to who you are and what you can become.