Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On Giving

I read this passage from "The Prophet" and thought it worthy of sharing again.

"You give but little when you give of your possessions.
  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
 For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?
 And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the overprudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city?
And what is fear of need but need itself? 
Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, thirst that is unquenchable? 
There are those who give little of the much which they have - and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome. 
And there are those who have little and give it all. 
These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty. "

This quote describes a lot of my musician friends. We give because we must. 

(read the entire passage on Giving here )

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