Look carefully and see the abundance in which you live. Cultivate generosity in thoughts, words, and deeds. Give with a warm heart. Offer your gifts without thought of receiving. When you feel a sense of lack or scarcity, give some more. Allow generosity of Spirit to ripple into the new year.
How do we find peace and joy in our lives? How do we live our fullest potential and not get swept up into the darkness and negativity that can sometimes seem to dominate our world today? These are tough questions with seemingly no perfect answer.
Sri Swami Sivananda taught his students how to achieve this peace by using the Eighteen ities Song. He believed when one focused upon and cultivated each of these “ities” or virtues, one could begin to transcend everyday things and find a deeper meaning in life.
The Eighteen Ities
Serenity, Regularity, absence of Vanity,
Sincerity, Simplicity, Varacity,
Equanimity, Fixity, non-Irritability,
Adaptability, Humility, Tenacity,
Integrity, Nobility, Magnanimity,
Charity, Generosity & Purity