'Reciprocation' Chapter

Reciprocation

Sanctimonious spirituality and the idea that injustice is justified by it. It seems like a rationale for nihilism when I hear it. I know that state very well. Why are they justifying their lives? I don’t really know. It sort of scares me.

Life is about the willingness and desire to give, and the openness to receive because by receiving you engage life. You embrace it and acknowledge that you are one with it. If we all lived like this, what would there be left to want?

“That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments” Samuel Johnson (English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784)

“It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.” Aeschylus (Ancient Greek Dramatist and Playwright known as the founder of Greek tragedy, 525 BC-456 BC)

“We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.” William R. Alger (American Theologian, 1822-1905)

Power to Give

Reciprocation has played a part in a lot of metaphysical and spiritual world views. As above so below, yin and yang, yet we in our modern culture have largely abandoned this idea thinking we act independently of the world, or… Seek More

A Giver in Balance

As you give you are cause, but if you refuse to be an effect, to never receive, then your giving will be out of balance and you won’t create. To reject a gift is to reject the giver, and the… Seek More

Bribery

There is giving, and then there is bribery. The difference between genuine giving and bribery is in giving there are no conditions. You give because you are adding to the world. It’s bribery if you are giving to induce a… Seek More

Spiritual Attainment

Reciprocation is the balance of giving and receiving. Ecosystems function on a web of giving and receiving, growth and predation, generation and consumption, but we think we are different don’t we? We think that we can function as independent systems.… Seek More