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Giving Ourselves

Girish Borkar
3 min readSep 17, 2023

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Volunteering is a process of giving ourselves. It’s an opportunity to give ourself. We can simply sit here, close our eyes and give ourself to the world. It is possible but that level of awareness is not there in most human beings. Unless there is activity, people do not know how to give themselves. They need action to give themselves to something. Normally, what little work we do, calculations are there, “How much should I do? Why should I do? What will I get out of this?” In these calculations, all the beauty of doing is gone and the very process of life has become ugly. Most of the things that we are doing in our life are things that we have chosen to do. In spite of that, we are doing simple activities with so much struggle because we are unwilling to give. Somewhere we have forgotten that we started this willingly.

The whole process of Yoga is just to give ourselves. People may not know how to simply give themselves. People need some kind of means to give themselves. Whatever we may give in our life to anybody — we may give money, we may give food, we may give education. All the things that we give, actually do not belong to us, isn’t it? Whatever we have today, everything including our body, we gathered it from this earth and when we go, we have to give it back.

All that we have today with us is something we have borrowed from this planet. It is not really ours; we can use it; we…

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Girish Borkar

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