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Giving Is An Art, An Essence Of Existence

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From, Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

Giving is an art, an essence of existence and a test of our character. It asks deep questions about our relationship to others, to ourselves and to time itself. To give well, appropriately and often is to establish a beautiful symmetry between the part of us that wishes to be generous and the part of the world that is surprised and happy to receive.

GIVING is a difficult and almost contemplative art form that has to be practiced to be done well; to learn to give is almost always the simple, and sometimes heartbreaking act of giving again. To stop giving in any situation is to call an end to relationship. Giving is an essence of existence, and a test of our character; it asks deep questions about our relationship to others, to our selves and strangely, to time itself: all gifts change with the maturation of their recipients. To give well, appropriately and often is to establish a beautiful seasonal symmetry between the urgency within us that wishes to be generous, and the part of the world that is suddenly surprised and happy to receive. To give generously but appropriately and then, most difficult of all, and as the full apotheosis of the art, with feeling, in the moment and spontaneously, has always been recognized as one of the greatest of human qualities…

Little wonder then that the holiday giving is none of this, it is automatic, chore-based, walking around the mall based, exhausts us, debilitates us, and in the end is quite often subtly insulting to the one whom we eventually give the random item…

– David Whyte
from, “Giving”

Read More here – David Whyte On Giving

With mindfulness comes patience, and with patience you will learn the rest.

Peace and Blessings 

Interested in Mindfulness, Coaching, A healthier Happier You – Work with me here

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