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You Have Gifts, and the World Needs Your Gifts

Dear friends,

You Have Gifts, and the World Needs Your Gifts

Poetry and other art forms can be meaningful catalysts for social change and collective awakening. The poem below serves as a reminder that our gifts and ways of being in the world are needed and celebrated.

The time banking movement is a powerful example of our gifts in action. Time banking is a free exchange of time and skills. People give an hour of their time to help someone, and earn a ‘time-credit’ that can be exchanged for an hour of help for themselves. Almost any type of help can be offered and by anyone. A woman once told Edgar Cahn, the civil rights lawyer who helped pioneer time banking, that she has nothing to give. Cahn listened and finally responded, "You have love to give."

Enjoy this beautiful poem that reminds each of us of our unique purpose on this planet.

With faith in a transforming world,
Amber Yang for the PEERS empowerment websites

By Greg Kimura

You enter life a ship laden with meaning, purpose and gifts
sent to be delivered to a hungry world.
And as much as the world needs your cargo,
you need to give it away.
Everything depends on this.

But the world forgets its needs,
and you forget your mission,
and the ancestral maps used to guide you
have become faded scrawls on the parchment of dead Pharaohs.
The cargo weighs you heavy the longer it is held
and spoilage becomes a risk.
The ship sputters from port to port and at each you ask:
“Is this the way?”
But the way cannot be found without knowing the cargo,
and the cargo cannot be known without recognizing there is a way,
and it is simply this:
You have gifts.
The world needs your gifts.
You must deliver them.

The world may not know it is starving,
but the hungry know,
and they will find you
when you discover your cargo
and start to give it away.

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