We Give and Receive with an Open Hand
Sometimes, in order to receive, we first need to let go.
It can be the hardest thing in the world to let go. Sometimes we don’t even know that we need to let go, or what it is that we need to let go. It can also be that we don’t know how to let go. These things can take their own time.
If you are having problems receiving, it may be that you first need to let go. We both give, and receive, only with an open hand.
We can’t pry our fingers open: it doesn’t work that way. It’s like the colored leaves on the trees in the autumn in Canada: they show their beauty, and also fall away, only in their own time.
One way to help us to open both to receive and to give is to engage with the practice of gratitude.
Increasing our awareness, appreciation and gratitude for what we already have in our lives increases our feeling of delight and well-being. It can help us to grow in trust that we, too, are part of a flow of life that moves from one to another through the spaces of our world.
The fifth of the “7 Ways to Take a Deep Breath” is to practice a daily practice of gratitude.
Write down four things that you are grateful today: big or small. If you find none, look for what you are grateful for in a past time, or grateful for in a future time. If you keep looking, you will find it. Gradually, we increase the ability to see the way in which the flow between our worlds makes of our parts a whole.
We give, and receive, with an open hand.
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Wishing you joy,
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