Tuesday, July 3, 2007

How to give without expecting anything in return #2

It occurs to me that kindness for its own sake is quite a difficult thing to practise. Kindness is often a means to an end. Part of the currency in the exchange of emotions, chemicals, goods. But when all those things are stripped away, kindness actually doesn't cost you anything. You can continue to be kind for its own sake. Because kindness can transform you and teach you things about the edges of your capacity. But it takes practice.

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