"Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." — Sarah Bernhardt
This is wonderful!!!! And a lesson I have had to learn. I remember a time that I lived so guarded and with held giving of myself. I believed my love was to be saved for those few people who were to be those special people in your life. I did not understand the "cup runneth over" theory. That "love" like your body as it uses blood simply makes more; I did not understand that the "giving" of love never emptied the cup. There was not a limited cache to save; that more miraculously re-filled my cup!!!
The lesson for me was, the more love spent; not only is there the reward of the love you've spread but that much much more comes back to you. As this quotation says, living the life you've been given creates more life to live, the more energy you spend the more energy you have to spend, the spending of yourself is the act that enriches you. This is much different than the philosophies of scarceness I learned growing up. That saving yourself for "something" truly saves that which you are protecting.
I am still learning to "spend" myself and shedding the scarceness philosophy. I am grateful for the reminder of this valuable lesson. Something I need to continue to address daily to enjoy the truth that we are all living a life of abundance.
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Love you all,
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