Who Or What Is Humanity Gives?
As this is our inaugural blog…won’t be adding to Charity News/Headlines.
Humanity Gives is a registered Charity Registration number 1172143 and was formed in roughly March 2017, after the usual teething problems we changed our name from Rizq4all to Humanity Gives as
1. The team felt it was much easier to talk about when questioned, the name is practical and self-advertising.
2. It fitted in well with our humanitarian philosophy
3. See 1 and 2
So why set up a Charity. You Ask?
Well I have been involved in lots of organisations linked to self- improvement from sufi circles, mystical gatherings to Self- Hypnosis and self- awareness groups, I’ve been involved in massage, reiki etc… and yet I never seemed to have achieved a state of mind that gave me peace.
In fact it wasn’t until I read books and completed programs by Anthony Robbins when one day amongst his lectures I heard Tony discuss the 6 Human needs. For me this was my moment of epiphany and the penny finally dropped as they say.
The six human needs are (and in no particular order) Certainty Uncertainty Significance love contribution and growth.
It was the contribution and growth that struck me. I had,(like possibly most of you) reached a point in my life when I was comfortable, in fact a bit too comfortable I had reached the peaks of middle England have clawed my way up from the working classes and had settled into a life of middle England bliss addicted to coffee, watching soaps, an amateur movie/cinema buff, went to the gym flirted a bit and that was it. I was resigned to a life of quiet silent desperation choosing to forget reality and focus on drugging myself with a bit more food and copious amounts of coffee.
And at the age of 48 I recall standing in front of the mirror after leaving the gym showers noticing my middle age paunch which I desperately tried to suck in but was now getting harder to hide. I looked at myself in the mirror and asked “what have I become”…
I guess it was this and my selfish need to add value to my own life that guided me to my brothers home on the off chance to see how he was getting on with his own life..
Now my brother is younger than me so I always have this expectation that I knew more than him and it was a surprise and a shock to realise that he had, of his own accord decided to carry out food runs to feed the homeless, a very low- key affair which he did not tell anyone accept his wife and children about. It wasn’t long before we decided to get our heads together and create our charity and that was the beginning of Rizq4all, now named “Humanity Gives”
I think this tool I believe was created by Tony Robbins is integral to give structure to one’s life.
The Genius of this model is the simplicity of it and I must admit to having overlooked this initially. but against each section, we look at the first two Certainty and Uncertainty look at your own life, it’s purpose and meaning.
1. Certainty … what are you certain about your life, what is in your control…what isn’t? What is inevitable apart from death and taxes… what else… What are you confident about…make a list
2. Uncertainty… Here we face the paradox of life without uncertainty we would be truly bored, it’s not just setting huge goals to give you purpose but the uncertainty of life and all that is thrown at you is what “gets the juices flowing” What gives you doubt, what makes you hesitate.. make a list review the list.
Ask yourself is there a balanced approach?