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  • Generally people love to give and receive gifts and flowers; little parcels of appreciation, kindness and love. Children are brought up with the virtue of giving. Women are especially instinctively and conditionally driven to be givers. In a society where need is so high, givers also need love, attention and care. Giving and receiving is a natural state of human relationships, both rewarding and at times exhausting, confusing even!
    Sometimes I give because I feel guilty of what I have, especially when confronted with abject poverty. But is this really going to help matters, when I am giving from a place of guilt, a place of lack within me. I wonder about this more and more. What am I seeking in giving this way? Something is very wrong with this equation I think and I have resolved that I am now going to give when I feel a natural flow of loving kindness rather than any other emotion. The dignity of a poor person is the same as a rich person, if I see them with lackful eyes, am I not perpetuating this. I am learning to see them in a new light, where they are capable and can also be our teachers. And this is what they have taught me today.
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