Koans of the Way of Reality: The Great Pearl's Dana Paramita
When we ask ourselves "What do we have to give?" we may find that it is money, or time, or emotional support. All of these are gifts, but true giving is letting go of everything: our ideas and opinions about who we are, good and bad, self and other. This relinquishment is not about distancing ourselves from anything-rather, when we can be in our lives with awareness, we open ourselves to the gift of freedom and joy that is available in every moment.