Any healing occurs with love. Without love, there is no healing. That which has the ability to ease us. That which frees us from disease is a work of love.
“Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”
― Karl A. Menninger
Love Thrives Between Giving and Receiving
As you sow so shall you reap. This is a known natural law in the universe. It shares the profound truth that what we give and how we give has a direct effect on one’s life.
We receive what we put out there in the world. The good news is that we humans naturally have the ability to love. When we recognise this natural ability to love then we can use it in all our giving.
“When we give freely, we feel full and complete; when we withhold, we feel small, petty, impotent, and lacking. We are meant to learn this great truth, that giving fulfils us while withholding and trying to get causes us to feel empty and even more needy. This truth runs counter to our programming, which drives us to try to get something from others to fulfil our neediness, only to end up even more needy, grasping, lacking, and unfulfilled.”
― Gina Lake
Giving is Not Only in Action
Giving begins at a mental level. A person may not be very rich but if one has a constant mental disposition of giving then it’s beautiful.
- I want to be truly helpful to others.
- I want to bring more value to others.
- I want to contribute in positive ways.
This mental attitude is itself giving. It’s not what you give but how you give it that matters.
“Focus on your work. Do what you’re great at. Don’t compare yourself to others and or waste time to criticize the lives and work of others. Do what matters most to you and make a difference doing that.”
― Germany Kent
Be Ready to Receive
Love thrives between giving and receiving. Many people are natural givers but they have a lot of problem in receiving. There must be a balance in both receiving and giving. Begin by giving yourself.
- Give yourself your valuable attention.
- Nourish yourself.
- Take care of yourself.
Giving to oneself will bring about the right balance. Don’t neglect yourself by only giving to others. First, learn to give yourself and then you will be able to give more to others.
Also, learn to receive. When we receive, we allow changes to occur in our lives. Do not resist but open your hands wide and accept the grace to flow.
“Spread your arms in an embrace, throw your head back, and prepare to receive and send coordinates of being. For, at last you know—you are the navigator, the captain, and the ship.”
― Vera Nazarian
Love thrives between giving and receiving. Do you know anyone today or in the past who stands as an example of giving back with love?
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Written By: Deepti Daryanani