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Beggarly, Friendly, And Kingly Giving

Stephen Levine

The greatest gift is the act of giving itself.  Traditionally, three kinds of giving are spoken of.  There is beggarly giving, which is when we give with only one hand, still holding onto wh...

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Forgiveness & Your Life's Unfinished Business

Stephen Levine

 As awareness becomes yet subtler, able to discern even the muffled whispers of the mind, we are confronted with what a dying musician friend called “the Unfinished Symphony” – ...

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19K reads, 13 comments

The Year-To-Live Experiment

Stephen Levine

I was fifty-eight years old when I began the year long experiment. When the Dalai Lama was fifty-eight years old, a reporter asked him what he was going to do next with his life. He answered that he w...

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8K reads, 3 comments

Freedom

Stephen Levine

"What most people call freedom is just the ability to satisfy desire. Many say, "I want more freedom" and what they mean is they want to be able to have more of what they want. But that is not free...

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