I’m not sure what the science says about the effects of wishing success and happiness for others, but quite honestly it doesn’t matter to me. I like it! And I don’t do it nearly enough.
In doing so, it gives me a feeling of objectivity – a sense of letting go of my focus of “what’s in it for me” and to turn my Love and kindness outward. I’m sure it’s self-serving as I feel better afterwards, but I don’t see any harm in that.
Often I grapple with the concept of competing (especially when it comes to sports) and allowing whatever is going to happen, to happen. Even if that means, I don’t come out on top. I’ve resolved myself into believing that I can compete on the field/pitch/court, but then once finished, I can wish the best for others and truly mean it.
After all, there’s more than enough to go around for all of us.