It is our original nature to give.
“Dogen: By reason of being originally gifted with a power of giving, one’s present self came into being.”
Your form came about because of that intrinsic power to give. That is what defines us. It defines our relationship.
Dana is the power of giving. It is the foundation of the practice of Zen. 
If we hold anything back, we seize to be generous. We become self-serving.
In our greed and our wanting, in our not being satisfied, in our attempt to magnetize reality towards ourselves, in our incapacity to see things as they are; clouded, by the ignorance of our conviction, in our investment in a sense of a self-centered universe that is obviously spinning around me, with everything fulfilling that picture, we lose sight of the true meaning of Dana. 
We were meant to be exactly as we are, in this body.  
The manifestation of yourself, the way you appeared, the exact configuration of your genes, your physicality; comes about because of that intrinsic power to give. 



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WELCOME TO OUR BLOG WHERE WOMEN SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVITY ON THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT. We are two women sharing our thoughts, reflections and creativity. Stormy My name is Stormy and I have spent the last 20 years working on my spiritual growth and enlightenment. I still have a long way to go, but with your help I know I’ll keep growing, learning and expanding. Shar My name is Shar and I am a meditation, yoga and Qigong practitioner. I love to cook. I am vegan. I love to walk in nature, sing, drum, play guitar, write and spend time with family and friends.

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