Monday, January 4, 2016

The Grace to Receive

The art of receiving is an aptitude that is far more difficult to attain than the act of giving.  To give with you heart is easy…it makes you feel good about yourself.  
But the act of receiving can make you feel inferior and undignified.  The receiver does not see that it is possible for you to get the thing yourself, or that you may be wary that the giver will one day extract payment for it.  And then there is our own self-worth that comes into “receiving” – the feeling that we do not deserve to be treated well.   It is a good idea to practice receiving with the same grace as that which is used when you give.