The Kins Heart

The Heart that Gives, Gathers: (Proverbs 22:9-19 Generous hands are blessed hands because they give bread to the poor).

At Kins Foundation we give from the heart. Many of us dip into our pockets to give to the cause or charity closest to our hearts. We know that our gifts, no matter how meagre, will bring comfort, peace or a smile to those in need. Throughout life, we make our lists, checking off names as we go. Gift for the ones we love! But we often forget what is at the heart of Giving a celebration of love, friendship and pure-hearted kindness. And we often overlook the gifts that we as givers also receive.

Giving extends beyond what can be purchased in a store or gifted online. It is not isolated to something that can be packaged and wrapped with a bow. The greatest of gifts are given from the heart—a warm smile, a kind word or gesture, your precious time. These gifts and those similar gifts received in return enliven us and breathe new life into our weary bones. After all, as beautifully stated by Lao Tzu, “The heart that gives, gathers.”

There’s something at play in the dynamic of giving that brings an even greater gift to the giver. When we give, we mirror the Universe itself. This constant source of nourishment supports our every breath. And there’s nothing we have to do to earn it; it’s ours by birth right. Grand Master Lu expresses it this way: “This source doesn’t discriminate. It pours out its love continually to every living thing. Its promise is that it will support us always. It doesn’t base its love on gender or race, on age or sexual orientation, or any other factors. It doesn’t say because you are beautiful, I will give you ninety percent of my sunlight. Or, because you are a criminal, you only deserve ten percent. It showers everyone with the same amount of warmth unconditionally.”

When we give, we connect to the frequency of Universal Life, the true source of health and healing. This connection can restore us to balance and create miracles in our reality. Are you open to receiving these true gifts?

As a natural giver, look beyond the tangible. Look much deeper. In fact, look within. And when you look within, see yourself, the deepest parts of your heart that yearn not for things, but for the deeper connections in this unconnected world. Breathe in everything around you. And be thankful. For these are Nature’s gifts to you. Allow these gifts to sustain you every season. Feel your heart swell with love, forgiveness and laughter as you give simple gifts to those around you. And as you give, also you will gather.

The act of giving well must involve giving away even when you have little. Set aside a little of what you have, whether it is time or money. Give regularly, give generously, not only in quantity, but in spirit.

Kindness, generosity & compassion towards others give you rewards at the moment as well down the road. The feeling of satisfaction, stronger sense of purpose, respect earned from others and that mysterious karma that returns favours from your actions will come your way. ‘‘The most successful people elevate themselves by lifting others up with help and advice – be that person’’.

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