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  1. Addie
    May 10, 2017 @ 9:34 pm

    Great food for thought as I’ve not thought much about this aspect of generosity. We see the importance of being generous with others; we need to be generous with ourselves too!

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    • Salina Christaria
      May 15, 2017 @ 4:10 pm

      Hi Addie. Yes, it is literally “food for thought” in my case because it involves giving myself more actual food and nutrition! ~ Salina

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  2. Sal Cresci
    May 12, 2017 @ 7:30 am

    Lover your topic, and it is an important one. It is also one that is difficult for most of us. This is more about higher levels of consciousness. Till recently, we as a society have been dominated by fear, and survival. This in my opinion is the first time in history that we can let go of those hard wired instincts, and explore higher levels of awareness and see that I Matter and You Matter.
    For me, it’s a daily practice and often a difficult one, because you’re not going to get many brownie points for living as a person who Matters. In my opinion it takes a high resolve to move outside our present conditioning that the institution of life is more important than the Being. We are just beginning to see we have had it backwards. So a big part of the transition for me, from the beginning is to have, and to practice love and compassion for myself, in spite of the level of difficulty.
    Blessings

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    • Salina Christaria
      May 15, 2017 @ 4:23 pm

      Hi Sal. I appreciate your thoughts. Yes, for me it truly is about moving beyond fear and survival instincts. I used to think it was a virtue to be frugal, but if taken too far it is a liability. Now I see that giving ourselves what we truly need to thrive (not merely survive) isn’t selfish at all. It is, as you say, an act of love and compassion. We were meant to live exuberantly, which requires we also live generously. When we hold things back from ourselves, we end up holding ourselves back from all that we were created to be. ~ Salina

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  3. Annie
    May 17, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    Salina👩‍💼
    What you’re saying brings to mind how we do focus on ourselves (quite a bit it seems) but mostly in regards to measuring how we are measuring up. Your idea of being nurturing to ourselves as much as we are to others is such a LOVELY idea! Thank you!
    Annie🌺

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    • Salina Christaria
      May 19, 2017 @ 8:53 pm

      Hi Annie, yes there is a difference between measuring our behavior against some expectation of performance and being generous toward ourselves. ~ Salina

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