Give support to get it,
give praise to receive it,
give your best to attract it, give more respect to
experience it, and
give more love to become a beloved.
The Buddha taught us that a person giving alms to monks
or virtuous people gains five blessings:
The affection of many,
good reputation, self-confidence and
(Anguttara Nikya V, Sutta 34)
Like Martin Luther King Jr. did, ask yourself today,
“What are you doing for others?”
Did you know that when we help others we release a hormone that makes us also feel good?
Firstly, oxytocin is released, which has the effect of boosting our mood and counteracts the effects of cortisol – the stress hormone.
When oxytocin is boosted, so are serotonin and dopamine.
Serotonin helps with mood regulation and memory. Dopamine is known as the feel-good neurotransmitter and helps mood, motivation and attention.
This shouldn’t be the reason we help others but it sure is a wonderful side effect.
Give this Sunday, share and care and Stay blessed forever.