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    On Nov 8, 2015 Abhishek wrote:

    This passage has the potential to save a lot of 'heartache' for a lot of 'givers' - but alas! the path is best walked and realised...

    I can relate to this transactional giving - the one that creates an invisible expectation and eventually resentment if the 'gap' is too much....

    Indeed, the giving that comes from gratitude and fullness has a different quality, a different ripple - the question though is do we wait till we fill full or do we start giving and realize our fullness in the process

    Charles Eisenstien recently announced a course on Masculinity and offered scholarships - most people choose to take the course fully free or just pay 10%....in a Facebook post, Charles reflects on this attitude he encountered, in his giving....

    To me, while his giving may come from fullness, yet it did have traces of burnout - essentially, there are no 'settled' answers for all of us, they have to be discovered as we walk the path and carry out newer and more radical experiments in generosity


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