The law of giving and receiving or “as you sow, so shall you reap” is not new and has been practiced throughout the ages.
I have had circumstances in my life recently, which I will share at some stage later, where I have had to learn the art of receiving.
I consider myself a giver and find it easy to give. What I have learned about myself over recent months is that I find it much more difficult to receive. Speaking with friends it seems I am not alone in this.
Do you find it easier to give or to receive?
If we cannot receive how can we ever manifest our dreams? …..We cannot.
I thought I received well however the last few months have shown me I do not. I am referring to simple things like people doing little things for me. I became overwhelmed with the love I was receiving.
Deepak Chopra explains why we need to do both giving and receiving in this video.
I like how he explained the flow of energy and the process of circulation. I also agree with what he said about giving and that it does not have to be material. It can be an act of kindness or a simple smile. It is so easy to pay a compliment or smile at someone.
The other point I picked up on in the video is being open to receive the gifts of nature. They are all around us if we are present to them. The beauty of a sunset, a bird singing, the changing weather. There is beauty everywhere if we open our eyes.
On the website of the Chopra Center I found this on giving and receiving.
1. Wherever I go, and whomever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.
2. Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment or a prayer.
3. I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy and laughter.
You can read it by clicking [HERE]
Here are some quotes on the subject of giving and receiving.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank
“For it is in giving that we receive.”-St. Francis of Assisi
“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
And my favorite……..
“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.” ― Mother Teresa
Please leave me a comment below. Do you find it easier to give or receive? Do you practice the miracle of giving and receiving?
Have an amazing day!