Thursday, February 16, 2012


"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?.. And what is fear of need but fear itself? Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, the thirst that is unquenchable? there are those who give little of the much of which they have and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gift 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. It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding...For in truth it is life that gives unto life - whole you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness... and you are all receivers."

Khalil Gibran, the Prophet.