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Monday Reflection

Today’s quote is provided by Melanie Dilday

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life,
that no man can sincerely try to help another
without helping himself.

Lao Tzu

Melanie explains why this is her favorite quote:

What I particularly like about this saying is that it invites people to help others…and see for themselves what these ‘beautiful compensations’ are. I
also love his use of the word ‘sincerely’…a very important distinction. We live in a world where most of the population lives in fear of losing what
they have…everyone’s holding tight…there is a  ‘me/mine/not-yours’ mentality that pervades our society… and we are killing the world with our
greed and fear. If everyone practiced giving and helping, the me/mine mentality would fall away by itself…and the ‘beautiful compensation’ could
very well be that we save the planet.

The reason why I love teaching and running an online forum is that it’s genuine. It’s helping from the heart. I find it so uplifting and so wonderful to be sharing what I love with other people. Without doubt, whatever I have given has come back to me tenfold! I have made amazing friendships, learned so much, can call on any number of people for support when I need it myself and my heart is overflowing all as a result of helping others. Beautiful compensations indeed!

Melanie’s blog: Clay Happenings