Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sharing Freely Our Knowledge...

Often we think that we do not know enough to be able to teach others. We might even become hesitant to tell others what we know, out of fear that we won't have anything left to say when we are asked for more.

This mind-set makes us anxious, secretive, possessive, and self-conscious. But when we have the courage to share generously with others all that we know, whenever they ask for it, we soon discover that we know a lot more than we thought. It is only by giving generously from the well of our knowledge that we discover how deep that well is.

These reflections are taken from Henri J.M. Nouwen's


  1. I agree with you---sharing our knowledge with others is the best way to improve and recap our knowledge.
    Best wishes.

  2. Hello sorry about the pay box actually my friend told about it... I really don't know about it also!!!
    have a blessed day...

  3. Sharing...sharing... a virtue to cultivate daily! Thanks for the reminder, sister.

    By the way, Hemant has posted a beautiful poem about sharing... what a lovely poem!


  4. I thank God for the internet, facebook and blogging, etc. It is a way of sharing with so many people out there. I like to hear about what is on the minds of other people and we often find that we are very much alike. Great post. God Blessing


  5. To teach, one must first learn. Teaching is usually the best way to learn.