If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

When can you give all that you’ve got and wind up with more than you had?

This happens when you are willing to give of yourself in ways that are truly soul-driven. 

Something far more spectacular than science can currently explain transpires when we are willing to dig within and find something of intrinsic value to share with another person. This happens in countless experiences from discussions and text exchanges, social media posts, phone calls, face to face meetings, lecturing to an audience, posting a video that is viewed, and small, simple acts of kindness that can take thousands of forms of expression.

Do you think that man rubbing cream on lion’s paws feels satisfaction for his efforts? Causing the King of the Jungle to roll over on its back and squirm with glee as the pain removing cream is applied to its paws?

Humanity thrives on kindness. And when there is a rupture in that general sense of kindness (as what is transpiring in Ukraine), we all feel that fabric being disrupted and fractured.

Given that we are billions of atoms, vibrating at their respective frequencies, it is logical to presume that such events can trigger a vibration in humanity that is felt on a subatomic level, leaving a general sense of being ill at ease for fear of a greater rupture. 

So conversely, when we act selflessly towards another and do something, just because…. Then it is equally logical that the same frequency experience is felt in reverse. And as they reflect your kindness through expression, words, mood, actions or deeds, you cannot help but feel incredible joy in your heart. It comes with the territory.

Why do you suppose it makes us feel so good in doing something for another person?

Do you suppose it is related to our craving their reaction? Do we thrive on receipt of positive reinforcement?

Or is it a case of our learning something even more profoundly through the action of doing it for another?

Is it just a product of our conditioning, akin to courtesy, such as holding a door for another?

Do we crave that feeling of just being of service to another because it makes us feel good about who we are?

Are we working off negative karma from moments in life where we were not our optimum selves?

Is there a fate or destiny that shapes our actions and predetermines what we might say or do on a daily basis?

We could postulate countless causes and rationalize them with examples but at the end of the exercise, we still would not truly come to the clear answer of why this is so important to us as human beings.

I believe it is happening on the subatomic level. I believe that our internal frequency is always hoping to increase and that increase is generated through our innate desire to improve who and what we are truly about, so that we may elevate ourselves in the higher order of things.

If that sounds woo woo (or quantum physics, or Indian religions oriented) it is because each of them continue to zero in on our beings on levels that most of us are never really in touch with.  We do not wake up and wonder how many of the atoms in our body were previously one part of this human being or another. We do not contemplate if those atoms carried a holographic memory of what it was part of previously. We do not consider the mathematical phenomenon that makes up our existence and the myriad of chemicals, systems and processes happening at lightning speed in the body just to kick your heels out of bed.

But if you take the time to drill down on a lot of this, you will discover, regardless of the religious use of the word, we and all life, are truly miraculous. Inconceivable.

So, given that your very presence is extraordinary, perhaps that in and of itself is cause or reason to selflessly give a portion of what makes you unique to others so that they may find their path to flourish and thrive. In your choice to partake of this particular pleasure, you will discover the answer to my riddle above. When can you give all that you’ve got and wind up with more than you had? When you realize that you are vibrational energy and that in sharing some of your vibration with others, your luminance only expands in the process. It is truly a quantum experience.

Happy Tuesday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!