I’m trying to learn the difference between giving everything away and giving an opportunity for something to emerge. It’s the difference between donating blood and bleeding out. Is this what makes dedicated activists head for a cave in the hills?
Creating the space for connections to coalesce into relationships is different from evoking a sense of commonality that seduces people into believing they have something in common a priori. Is this what makes religions popular as well as dangerous?
I don’t have the answers. One shadow side of generosity is deceptively easy to spot – it’s usually marked by a sense of elevation from the unwashed masses. Another shadow side is subtle. It’s marked by hope.
Thank you for practising,