THE SOUL OF GENEROSITY
The final talk in our Summer of Joy series is The Soul of Generosity. The generous soul can best be described by the Dalai Lama as wise selfishâ€ because it recognizes that through helping others we are helping ourselves. Archbishop Tutu relates it to the philosophical, classical African concept denoted by the word “ubunto”. At its core, ubuntu is an ethical or humanist ideology, referring to the necessity of unity and the removal of self-serving practices in order for the human race to evolve, to exist peacefully, and especially to prosper. (capetownmagazine.com)
Ultimately, our joy is found in understanding that a person is a person through other persons, and that cultivating soul generosity is the best way to bring more joy into our own lives.
Rev. Jean De Barbieris Owen