December 20, 2014

Giving



A monk once told me that we may give things away but there are different levels of giving. When we give away what we don’t want, when we give away part of what we want, and when we give away all of what we want. I hadn’t thought of it that way before or maybe I did but didn’t pay attention to the subtle differences. Of course, any kind of giving is good. They say it is better to give than receive but it is nice to be on the receiving end of kindness sometimes too. It tends to restore your faith in human nature against the deluge of evilness and selfishness that one encounters.

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