Conscious Giving and Right Relationship
While “giving” is a natural instinct, where we “give from” and who is showing up to give matters. Despite our best intentions to give and make a positive difference in the world, if we are giving (or “showing up’) from our Conditioned or Survival Self, we (our conditioned, fear-based, limiting belief-based ego, really) is likely to “Mis-Give”. “Mis-Giving” a term and concept developed by our Founder and philanthropist, Diana H. Dokos, describes an unfortunate phenomena that happens when people ~ despite their best intentions ~ “Mis-Give” in ways that inadvertently set disconnect, struggle, drama, conflict, resentment, loss or more in motion. “Mis-Giving” includes (but is not limited to): guilt giving, chronic giving, ATM (all about the money) giving, strategic giving, over-giving, projection giving, ethnocentric giving, obligation giving, rescue giving, “rush-the-bridge” giving, adrenaline giving, and more… What’s your favorite flavor?
(To learn more about “Mis-Givings” and “Conscious Giving” go to Donor Learning Circles (link).)