THE CYCLE OF BENEFITbyTheodoor Richard
The principle of the cycle of benefit is very simple. To receive happiness, you need tofirst give happiness. When you spread happiness, happiness will return to you.All you need to enter the positive cycle, the cycle of benefit, is a good start. You need to break any negative cycle that you may be in right now and bend it in the right direction.This way you will start experiencing good things coming your way, if you keep your mind open to them, sooner or later.How do you start?You start from a realization. And then the cycle goes as follows:You realize: I am not happy.Or: I am not healthy.Or: How come my friends never call me?Or: Other people seem to avoid me.You try other ways, but in the end you see that you need to change your life.You read the teachings on true happiness. True happiness does not arise from followingselfish wants, but from cherishing other people's happiness as at least as important asyour own.You contemplate on this. You start to think: maybe this is true! I need to change my wayof life, my self.You start to firmly believe that you need to help others be happy in order to be happyyourself.