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Generosity vs Consumerism

Dec 2011 It’s hard not to notice the holiday season is upon us, which includes the full court press of consumer culture. It is great to give (and get) gifts, but also to focus on the dimension of generosity involved (as much as the stuff itself). So some reflections for the season: in what way can I be more generous in my life? (Check out this study about the importance of generosity in creating happiness, in this case, happy relationships, recently posted in the New York Times). Is there some area where I can let go of something I am unnecessarily holding onto, whether material things (like clothes I don’t need), emotional patterns (like impatience or jealousy), or the act of clinging itself? The world will be a better place because of it, as will your own heart and mind 🙂