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Title: Creative Giving - The Artistic Link Between Altruism and Fulfillment


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Creative Giving
  • The Artistic Link Between Altruism and Fulfillment

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Life doesnt always make us happy.
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Life doesnt always make us happy. Even getting
what we want doesnt keep us happy.
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Happiness comes and goes.
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Happiness comes and goes.
What we need more than happiness
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Happiness comes and goes.
What we need more than happiness is
fulfillment.
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Fulfillment is an art.
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Fulfillment is an art.
Self-development takes energy
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Fulfillment is an art.
Self-development takes energy, attention,
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Fulfillment is an art.
Self-development takes energy, attention, and
effort.
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Self-development is good.
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Creative giving is better.
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The art of fulfillment
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The art of fulfillment
demands
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The art of fulfillment
demands
creative giving
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Targeting fulfillment
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Targeting fulfillment
means
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Targeting fulfillment
means
overcoming the self. . .
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The steps to creative giving
Giving
Self-Development
Living Unempowered
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The steps to creative giving
Giving
Self-Development
Living Unempowered
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The steps to creative giving
Giving
Self-Development
Living Unempowered
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The steps to creative giving
Giving
Self-Development
Living Unempowered
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Contribution
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Contribution Generosity
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Contribution Generosity Creative giving
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Contribution Generosity Creative giving make
you feel good

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Contribution Generosity Creative giving make
you feel good because they mean living
naturally
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Contribution Generosity Creative giving make
you feel good because nature is generous
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  • The greatest thing in all education is to make
    the nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.
  • -William James

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Think. . .
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Think. . . what in life is more
important
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Think. . . what in life is more
important than giving
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Think. . . what in life is more
important than giving
in a way that feels natural to you?
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  • A man who hasn't found something he is willing to
    die for is not fit to live.
  • - MLK

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  • The nature of existence is love.

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  • The nature of existence is love.
  • Love does not reach a full expression
  • everywhere

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  • There is a great deal of suffering in the world.

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  • Its not our fault,

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  • Its not our fault,
  • but it is our responsibility.
  • - David Deida

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  • Following this responsibility

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  • Following this responsibility to let love
    artfully express itself through us

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  • Following this responsibility to let love
    artfully express itself through us is the path of
    fulfillment.

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  • Focusing on what we can get out of life

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  • Focusing on what we can get out of life (fame,
    money)

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  • Focusing on what we can get out of life (fame,
    money) doesnt make us fulfilled.

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  • Focusing on what we can get out of life (fame,
    money) doesnt make us fulfilled, even if/when we
    get it.

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  • Focusing on what we can get out of life (fame,
    money) doesnt make us fulfilled, even if/when we
    get it.

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  • Each summer in Italy,

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  • Each summer in Italy,
  • we have a retreat

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  • Each summer in Italy,
  • we have a retreat
  • where we work on achieving greater fulfillment

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  • Each summer in Italy,
  • we have a retreat
  • where we work on achieving greater fulfillment

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People need to give in a way that feels true to
their nature in order to be fulfilled
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  • There is a creative solution. . .

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  • (Artists are people, too.)

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We are most fulfilled when we are giving our
unique gift to the world,
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We are most fulfilled when we are giving our
unique gift to the world, because then we can
affirm that everything is OK
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We are most fulfilled when we are giving our
unique gift to the world, because then we can
affirm that everything is OK, and art makes it
more so.
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Art brings us into the present moment
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Art brings us into the present moment to
recognize that what is before us is sufficient
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Art brings us into the present moment to
recognize that what is before us is sufficient
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The Tibetans have a meditation
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The Tibetans have a meditation to generate
lovingkindness. . .
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Imagine one person standing before you on your
right side.
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Imagine one person standing before you on your
right side. This person is angry, selfish, and
complaining.
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Imagine on your left side a
group of people who are hungry, needy, and poor.
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Imagine on your left side a large group
of people who are hungry, needy, and poor.
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Imagine on your left side
millions of people who are hungry, needy, and
poor.
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The goal of meditation
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is to become more sane.
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When true to our own nature,
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We overwhelmingly want to side with the needs of
the many
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We overwhelmingly want to side with the needs of
the many over the wants of the single boastful
person.
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We overwhelmingly want to side with the needs of
the many over the wants of the single boastful
person. Often, we are that person.
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We recognize this self-centered scenario in
others. . .
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. . .and we naturally believe other people should
be generous.
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Elevate the craft of creativity into a practice.
. .
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Devoting ourselves to a craft is challenging.
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First, build experience with your craft
(writing, painting, music. . .)
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Then elevate your craft into a practice
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Then elevate your craft into a practice (something
that greatly informs the way you live)
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And make these efforts for the benefit of others

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A pure artistic practice positions you to be a
giver.
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When a passionate person is faced with a
challenge,
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When a passionate person is faced with a
challenge, they grow,
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When a passionate person is faced with a
challenge, they grow, and their art gets deeper
the more criticism and challenge comes at them
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Challenge opens us.
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The more we are opened by experience,
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The more we are opened by experience, the more we
come to understand
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The more we are opened by experience, the more we
come to understand the importance of benefiting
others.
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Contribution aligns us with our nature.
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Scientific studies
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Scientific studies have even proven
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Scientific studies have even proven that people
motivated by selfish means feel fulfilled by
giving back.
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Those who give most effectively and consistently
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Those who give most effectively and
consistently understand contribution as an art.
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Artfully use your presence to expand the
expression of love.
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Artfully use your presence to expand the
expression of love.
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Artfully use your presence to expand the
expression of love.
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Artfully use your presence to expand the
expression of love.
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Artfully use your presence to expand the
expression of love.
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Artfully use your presence to expand the
expression of love.
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Artfully use your presence to expand the
expression of love.
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  • all artistic practice benefits the artist

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  • all artistic practice benefits the artist
  • creative people are uniquely positioned to enact
    positive change

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  • all artistic practice benefits the artist
  • creative people are uniquely positioned to enact
    positive change
  • because we think differently

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