Monday, November 15, 2010

A Helping Hand

Great post from Jonathan Fields.

When we focus on helping others, we activate a lot of different behaviors, all good.

Giving to others, without expectation of anything in return, simply feels good. It connects us to the right side of the brain, which is linked to compassion and creativity, among other things.

We find that we do things, simply because we enjoy doing them. We enjoy the connection and everything it brings. And it starts a virtuous cycle. When we give, it tends to come back to us, and then go out again, ever stronger.

But strangely enough, the rewarding part seems to be the giving, and not the receiving. So much of the time, we miss that.


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