Perpetual Motion is Impossible?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

“Perpetual motion is motion of bodies that continues indefinitely. A perpetual motion machine is a hypothetical machine that can do work indefinitely without an energy source. This kind of machine is impossible, as it would violate the first or second law of thermodynamics. (wiki)”

I beg to differ . . . When it comes to generosity, the source IS the means.

The results of Generosity are multi-faceted – Gratitude, graciousness, good will . . . and infinitely available.

What’s “impossible” is the ability to measure the impact of generous energy/acts.

That which we cannot measure, we humans often relegate to the archives as being “impossible” because we are compelled to be “reasonable” . . . to stay between the lines . . . not to cross the boundaries of possibilities.

I believe an act of generosity sets off a continuous series of “events” that emanate in perpetuity.

Just because we cannot see the effects beyond our field of perception, doesn’t mean they end.

Like a pebble in a pond.

Concentric circles with this ONE common center which is a single generous act.

Just imagine the potential

I invite you to participate in an experiment with me. Let’s see what happens when we up our game of generosity. This isn’t a contest. It’s merely being more intentional about our generosity.

Look for opportunities and take appropriate action.

We all benefit in perpetuity!


Published by Barry Owen

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There are certainly a lot of examples where motion seems perpetual in the universe.  The orbits of planets and celestial bodies around the sun.  Our own moon around us, etc.  Perhaps, it is because we are existing in a millisecond of time that does not contemplate the end of such things.  However, I like your idea about applying perpetual motion to generosity.  I have been a participate in a fast food drive through which paid it forward for the driver behind.  And, loved how long it actually went on!

Mar 25, 2019 09:17 AM #1
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Sometimes all it takes is giving someone a smile, always good to see a face light up and they smile back. Like your post and the encouragement, call to action to work on our generosity.

Mar 25, 2019 11:07 AM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Barry Owen ,

What a wonderful challenge! Looking for opportunities and taking action to spread being generosity will benefit all of us! What a brilliant idea! 

Mar 25, 2019 02:20 PM #3
Barry Owen
Pareto Realty - Nashville, TN

Thank you y'all!

Let's do it!


Mar 25, 2019 04:23 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Barry- love the idea of this. Make it our purpose...our look for or seek out opportunities to help someone and give of ourselves. 

Mar 30, 2019 01:35 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                                   thank you Barry!

Mar 30, 2019 06:23 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Barry. I really like this idea and I am in. Great to be purposeful and kindness matters.

Mar 31, 2019 04:44 AM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Barry Owen ,

I was so glad to see Kathy Streib feature you post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. I loved it when I read it the other day and still love it!

Mar 31, 2019 09:23 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We love your take on perpetual motion, and we agree wholeheartedly...We do practice this and love to see the ripples of goodness that continue.  A

Mar 31, 2019 09:28 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Awesome! I love this idea. It's a wonderful feeling to be generous and it really does spread...Pay it Forward!

Mar 31, 2019 09:43 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Barry - thank so much for your inspirational suggestions.  We should all practice this.

Mar 31, 2019 11:11 AM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Barry, I am here thanks to our friend Kathy Streib  highlighting your post and indeed one can never be too generous... I have to smile since growing up my parents always instilled generosity... every time I asked why they gave to others when we did not have everything... my parents always stated they needed it more and we are in a position to give...ironically no matter how little or lot we had....Endre

Mar 31, 2019 10:23 PM #12
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Yes, generosity can be rewarding but should be meted out with only humble intention

Apr 01, 2019 08:20 AM #13
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