Sharing Makes You Bigger
We are living in a global village. Each one of us is related to each other in some way or other. Of course, there are many differences and demands along with similarities and serenity among us.
We are not alone in the world. Our families are not separate. We are part of society, state, nation, and the entire globe.
This means we have to live along with other people in our neighborhood, society, and the world. To do that, we should learn and practice sharing our life with others.
Sharing doesn’t mean giving away your time, resources, and personality to others. Sharing makes you bigger, stronger, and healthier.
You may share your time, resource, and other stuff with others related or even not related to you.
What is Sharing?
According to the Cambridge dictionary, sharing means – “to divide food, money, goods, etc., and give part of it to someone else.”
Sharing simply means “using your resource, time, or space jointly with others.” It is a process of distributing, dividing, and providing a common space to others.
It could be giving somebody a gift, helping someone by donating some money, sharing your food with a needy/destitute person. It may simply mean giving some time to a depressed person to soothe/empathize with him/her.
Sharing is a fundamental part of human interface, interaction, & impartation that provide results of escalation of social attachment and make sure a person’s overall well-being.
Buddha, the great master, once said,
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
OSHO’s opinion on sharing is –
“Not because by sharing you will be helping others, no, but by sharing you will be growing.”
Sharing is Not a Zero-Sum Game
When you give somebody something, you won’t lose anything. Of course, from the outside, it seems that sharing means you’re giving away a part of your time, resource, or space to others.
But in actuality, when you give something, you would get great satisfaction, a good feeling inside, and a sense of completeness. Sharing would make you bigger, not a loser.
Giving Makes You Better
When you receive something from others, it makes you happy. On the other hand, when you give something to others, it makes both you and the receiver happy.
Scientifically, it has been proven that giving makes you better. When you give away something to others, you create a smile in others that is contagious and makes you happy as well.
Spiritually, the reason behind ‘giving makes you better’ is the link between/among the souls. All the souls in the entire world are part of the cosmos and they are linked.
Apart from that the awareness of the world has no separate existence from Brahman.
This is why it makes you bigger and happier when you share something with others. It’s like you are sharing something with yourself only.
The Art of Volunteerism
Volunteerism is a kind of helping other people who need something. It is to assist them in some way or other. When you volunteer, you give away your time or wealth or knowledge to a needy person or a group of needy people.
Volunteerism is an act of long-term dedication to give support, quite often at substantial personal cost. When you volunteer, it gives you fulfillment a sense of worthiness, and the act of giving makes you better.
Sharing Promotes Social Cohesion
Giving advances collaboration, social connection, and togetherness. You would realize that you are not alone in the big world. You won’t feel left out in your society.
Sharing makes you bigger inside you, as well as in your society. It promotes social cohesion. Sharing could be one of the ways to build an ideal society.
The More You Give, The More You Get
When you give something to others, you get all kinds of positivity inside you as well as outside yourself.
It’s like ‘knowledge’…more you share, more you get. It’s also like ‘love’…the more you give, the more you receive.
If you make sharing a part of your life and practice it in your daily life; you will get more out of your life, directly and indirectly.
You will get help, support, love, cooperation, and a lot more from others at a time when you are not expecting it.
Undoubtedly, sharing would bring all kinds of good things into your life. You will get satisfaction on your mental, physical, and spiritual level.
So, what you are waiting for? Start giving a part of yourself to others and see how your life becomes more beautiful, positive, lovely, and satisfying.
After all, giving makes you better, bigger, and brighter inside you, in your society, and even in the entire global village.
I am always doing it since I felt its importance. Now it’s your turn to start sharing and experiencing – “Why does giving make you better?”