Cultivating Generosity

Nipun Metha’s, founder of Servicespace, graduation speech on giftivism and designing for generosity. The karma kitchen experiment.

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You Are

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If you have not found that which is timeless or formless in yourself, then nothing that you manifest will satisfy yourself. ~ Eckhart Tolle

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Sit still and do nothing for a few moments.

Temporarily let go of responsibilities, interests and concerns … relax into being.

Ask … who am I?

Watch the answers changing … let go

Let go

Answers are non important – your question is.

Ask … who is the questioner?

The self that we are is something complex, deep, mysterious and … confusing at times. There are so many thought forms living inside our head; so many people sharing the space of our heart; so many reflections of past and future glories or dreads agitating the substance of our minds; so many possibilities to our soul.

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Goodness, Inner Power and Personal Effectiveness

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The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good. ~ Ann Landers

Character is a blend of acquired habits and original patterns of behaviour originating from a core of identity or ‘seed’ that contains the blueprint of our life. It is the program that initiates the spontaneous unfolding of your life – whether that unfolding is a harmonious spiral of growth or an ungracious struggle.

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Good Morning!

time and perception

 

 

Good morning, when told any time of the day, is something that always make people smile – sometimes after an initial frown …

We started that weird habit in our centre in Hanoi where we were offering free workshops in self-awareness, character development and life skills to students and young professional. We would open seminars and evening classes with a bright ‘good morning!’ both to catch people’s attention but also to make a point – and many times did we find this ‘Good morning’ in answer to the question ‘what did you like best about the seminar’ in our feedback forms.
So, what is time, really? We speak of time as something objective but it is not and there are actually several kinds of ‘time’.  Continue reading “Good Morning!”