The Gift of Receiving

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When was the last time you allowed yourself to truly receive? Or perhaps, when was the last time you opened your awareness more fully toward the gift of receiving?

Some of us have been socialized to be givers. And no doubt, giving can become an act of receiving too. It feels good to give from who we are and to experience connection with others.

But when the last time you allowed yourself to truly receive?

We might think of the big things — times when people reached out to us, nurtured us, created space for us, made a meal for us, gave us a gift. But we might think of the small things too — the sky is demonstrating its blueness, the chair is holding us up, the bird is singing.

I wonder if shifting our reference toward receiving — noticing it, allowing ourselves to be energized by it, resting in it — might change our day. I wonder how it might help us remember that we belong. I wonder how it might invigorate us. I wonder how it might increase our gratitude. I wonder if it might shift what’s possible.

Renee Roederer

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