Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: Getting Back What We Give

Getting Back What We Give

We are always trying to get something? admiration, love, recognition, praise, acknowledgment, even just staying connected. Think how we manipulate and bargain and negotiate to turn a profit from every interaction. Much of this is subtle, unconscious habit. Even when we give, or serve, or love, or pay attention, we?re trying to get something. Sometimes it?s just to get back some of what we give.

-  Sensei Nancy Mujo Baker, "On Not Being Stingy"