Give That Which is Organic To You: A Recipe to Avoid Burnout

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“When I give something I do not possess, I give a false and dangerous gift, a gift that looks like love but is, in reality, loveless – a gift given more from my need to prove myself than from the other’s need to be cared for.” Parker Palmer from his book, “Let Your Life Speak”, reflects on giving from a place of fullness. In this passage we are invited to give by moving outward from our true nature…what brings us joy…in order to meet the world’s needs from the self-renewing well of our true vocation.

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