I had a chance to experience this first hand. I happened to take a photograph that someone loved and when she asked to use it, I gave her the rights to it. She asked what I wanted in return, I said to send me a gift.
You see I love taking photographs and I loved that she loved the photo I took. She valued what I had done and she sent me a check. It felt great to receive that money. It felt great to know that she gave to me from her heart and not because she had to.
I am grateful that I find myself in a position to easily be able to participate in this; sacred economics and gift exchange.
I still hold a job. I don’t believe that I need to quit being in the world to transcend being part of the system. That is always the challenge. To find the harmony where you find yourself standing.
I believe that it is in our nature not to choose competition over co-operation.