The Generosity Economy

I have no specific experience or training as an economist. I’ve rarely even felt that I was in any kind of financial flow. But I have noticed, throughout my seventy-plus years, that when I’m feeling generous and behaving out of generosity, then some sort of flow does begin and does continue. If I start wondering about my bank account, then the flow stops and I have to pay attention to the bank account.

So I have done some experimenting, and it has always felt good to do it, and our feelings are the most powerful tool that we have for co-creating our Universe. I have given, when I can, more than the asked price for something that I’m buying or paying for. It shocks people, because no one is set up for that to happen, not mentally, and certainly not in their bookkeeping systems. We’re generally trained into following the ideas of a system that says that everyone is trying to get as much as they can and give as little as possible, most of the time, in most every kind of transaction. But I give a little more when it works, especially for handcrafted things or artwork, and sometimes even for services like car repair. And the more I think about it and the more I actually do it, the more convinced I am that if everyone — and that means everyone — were to give a little bit more than the stated price whenever they buy something or pay for some service, gradually, everyone, and I mean everyone, would have a surplus and even abundance.

I have no doubt that it would work. The whole universe is full of an abundance of energy just waiting to get used. Quantum physics and Nikola Tesla and others agree on that. The energy wants to be used, and spread around, and enjoyed, as in Generosity, for everyone, not restricted and guarded, as in survival and power for individuals. Money is one of the forms of that energy.

And guess what… as the Universe so often does, it likes to present an affirmation when we’re catching on to how its heart works — a few hours after I wrote this little piece, I was selling some of my drums and decided to give a couple more pieces of the drum set to the buyer, pieces that were not part of the original transaction, and then he gave me more money than was agreed upon in the original transaction. Surplus and abundance for each party, and genuine smiles and a sincere handshake.

It sure feels like an excellent way to conduct transactions between human beings. And our feelings are our most powerful tools for co-creating our Universe.

About wkhardy

A long-time teacher, woodworker and musician who is now writing some ideas that have incubated for forty years -- ideas about WHAT SCHOOLS REALLY SHOULD BE!!!! And now, November of 2015, I'm posting poems and song lyrics from my book -- Once There Came A Thought.
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