Giving is a gift. So is receiving. They are two sides of the same coin. For every giver there must be a receiver, and for every receiver there must be a giver. But receiving can be challenging because it creates a moment of deeper connection between people, shows a more vulnerable side since the gift is out of our control, we may feel a pressure to reciprocate, we may believe it is selfish to receive, or we may fear we are unworthy or undeserving.
We are taught it is better to give than to receive. But how can you give if there weren't someone or something there to receive your gift? Since genuine giving and receiving must always equal each other, they must also be of equal importance.
How does it feel to give? Most agree that giving feels wonderful and fullfilling. On the other hand, how does it feel when you want to give and the other person isn't willing to receive? It feels terrible. So know this: if you are not willing to receive, then you are denying the joy and pleasure that comes from giving to those who want to give to you.
So, what to do? How do you become a good receiver?
First, begin to nurture yourself. People are creatures of habit and you will have to conciously practice receiving the best life has to offer. Second, go crazy with excitement and gratitude anytime you find or receive a gift. If you are fully willing to receive anything and everything that comes your way, you will!
Also, once you are truly open to receiving, the best of your life will open up. You will receive more money, fulfillment, happiness, love, and peace. Because how you do anything is how you do everything. If you're a poor receiving, you're a poor receiver in all areas of life. When you become an excellent receiver, you'll be an excellent receiver and open to all the universe has to offer in all areas of your life.
Now, the only thing you'll have to remember is to keep saying "Thank you" as you receive all your blessings.
I hope your Christmas is merry and you are able to fully experience oy giving and receving.
Thoughts and practical tips to help you look and feel your best based in the wisdom of Chinese medicine.
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