Deepak Chopra, a New Age guru, and alternative medicine practitioner has become one of the most influential people in his field. One of his down-to-earth teachings is the “Law of Giving.” In a famous quote he says,
“Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple; if you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation; if you want material affluence, help others to become materially affluent. In fact, the easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.” ~ Deepak Chopra
In the Hindu religion this is known as “Karma.” Christianity teaches that if you give to God, then He is generous with you. Generosity is a universal truth that is a cycle. Those who give, also receive. The one who loves is also loved. On the opposite side of the coin, those who destroy are also destroyed (maybe not immediately, but eventually.) Those who hate are hated. Some consider this a transfer of energy while others consider it “The Golden Rule.”
“Do unto to others as you would have done unto you.”
Whatever your personal reason for observing this “Law of Giving,” there are deep meaningful truths in the teaching. Giving is a freeing experience it means we don't hold on to the material things of this life. It helps us to see our fellow man as equals. It also gives us a steady foundation to build our faith. It is an intimate part of faith, which is what we are giving is going out for the greater good. That goodness cycles back and blesses us as well. Give only that which you are willing to receive. It does come back to you eventually.