Martin Farrell

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The Generosity Tree

Live with generosity ... receive with gratitude ...

This is work in progress: see 'last updated' and 'emerging themes and ideas' at the bottom of this page

Imagine the day when giving and receiving with gratitude and generosity are at the core of the economy, alongside the economy based on money. People are ever more willing to give, and ever more open to receive.

Those who receive, feel gratitude and are more willing to give forward. Giving money is good, giving your time is great. Fuelled by gratitude, the spirit of generosity spirals throughout civil society. Giving is, indeed, 'twice blessed'

This is how to act generously

Know what you would like to give: your knowledge, your skill, your presence. Keep your eyes open and notice who may like to receive your act of generosity. Give just enough - enough for you and enough for them .
Consider giving them an ‘innervoice’ to help them remember what they have received.

This is how to receive with gratitude

Acknowledge what you have received. Notice if you feel grateful, helped by the innervoice you have received (see below). If you feel so inclined, express your gratitude by acting generously (see above).

What is an innervoice?

An innervoice is a voice you hear inside you which describes the act of generosity which has been given and received. It can be in many forms - a text document, a picture, a poem ... It is a voice which is a reminder of the act of generosity and which invites gratitude. An innervoice encourages more acts generously.

My acts of generosity

I am open to helping you if you are building a moire civil society, which is decent and fair in which we all live together well. If you can pay me money that's fine, but if you really can't I may assist you anyway and we will grow generosity trees together.

If you need my skill and knowledge as a facilitator or as a crisis coach, contact me.

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