Giving and Receiving

Giving and Receiving

True prosperity is infinite, whether it’s love, hugs, compliments, money or favour.  The more you give away, the more you receive. The key is to give freely and cheerfully, it’s the energy behind the giving that matters so do not give grudgingly. The law of cause and effect guarantees that you reap what you sow.

Often times we get so hung up discussing giving and how we should give, that we ignore the art of receiving. Haven’t you notice how many people struggle to receive a compliment? You might pay a compliment to someone based on what their wearing and instead of a simple thank you, you get a story about how it was acquired and that it’s nothing really.

Whether it be receiving a compliment or receiving help, it would appear that there is a section of society that find it challenging. They have the perception that to need help is to be weak and to be weak can be seen as being both vulnerable and unlovable. I was never taught how to receive. Were you? Most of us have been taught that it is better to give than to receive but how can that be since to give you need to have someone who receives.

In receiving there’s an inherent humility, an openness of heart, an acknowledgment of our interdependence, an awareness of our interconnectedness with each other. Receiving is a place of openness and courage in that it implies a vulnerability. We may ask for something in that open space and not get it. Yet it’s in realising our lack of control, our inability to determine the outcome that the universe steps in and that which we desire arise naturally.

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