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Give, in order to get

/ 10:14 PM December 26, 2011

Since this is the season of giving, I beg your indulgence in allowing me to write more about the benefits of generosity.

I have to quote extensively from the books and authors I have read about generosity since I am just an amateur or dabbler on the subject of prosperity.

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However, in applying the principles written by prosperity authors, I have found them very workable and practical.

You, too, may benefit from the words of the prosperity sages as I have.

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In all books on prosperity, tithing is the common denominator.

Tithing is giving 10 percent of your income to charity or spiritual organizations of which you are a member, like your church.

“This simple act of giving 10 percent (or more) shows us the power of generosity: By being generous, we create a dynamic set of solutions for the problems in our lives and our world….To be generous is to generate endless creative energy, energy that comes back and supports you and affects your life in countless ways,” so says Marc Allen in “The Millionaire Course (A Visionary Plan for Creating the Life of Your Dreams).”

My favorite mantra—words said over and over again until they manifest (example: Every day in every way, I am getting richer and richer)—comes from Deepak Chopra, a medical doctor who writes on spiritual subjects.

In his book, “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” Chopra says that the more you give, the more you receive; and the more you receive, the more you are able to give. And the happier you become as a result.

A happy life leads to a long life, most spiritual gurus say.

Examples of people who benefit immensely from their generosity are tycoons who have set up foundations to help the poor.

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The more these tycoons give to charity, the more their businesses prosper. I don’t have to mention their names because they’re always in any newspaper’s business pages.

Those tycoons have learned early in life that the money they give away goes back to them, multiplied several times.

Robert Collier, author of “Riches within Your Reach,” says: “You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving—and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it—and reap anew. You cannot hold on to riches. You must use them and get other riches in return.”

“The Secret,” the New York Times’ all-time best-selling book authored by Rhonda Byrne, says the same thing.

“Giving is a powerful action to bring more money into your life, because when you are giving, you are saying, ‘I have plenty.’ It will not be surprising for you to learn that the wealthiest people on the planet are the greatest philanthropists. They give away vast amounts of money, and as they give, by the law of attraction, the Universe opens up and floods vast amounts of money back to them—multiplied,” says Byrne.

Our very own George Sison, author of “A Miracle Awaits You,” has this to say about generosity:

“Give without remembering, receive without forgetting. Wealth comes from ideas and service. Think, serve and be wealthy. Your prosperity depends on how you use what you already have in your life—your knowledge, your talents, your abilities and your generosity.”

So, dear readers, Happy Giving!

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