Monday, January 30, 2006

Give What You Would Like to Receive

And you shall receive it... eventually.

Life is very fair, even if we can't always see it. However, we should not give with the intention of getting it back- this would be attempting to hoard the goodies of the universe. When you do that, you cut the flow of what should go out and come back. In order for abundant receiving to be set in motion, one must give freely, nonattachedly, lovingly, carefreely, and without conditions.

What you do in all honesty and from the heart is what will produce results. Even when there's no immediate return, life keeps an exact account of everything that is put forth, and by default, when the time is right, this will flow back to the giver.

So, give what you would like to receive without looking to receive it, and you shall receive it. And give well, because this applies to the good that you do, but also everything else. In other words, FOCUS! What do you want to increase in your life? The good things, I bet. (I hope this need not be questioned. And if it does, urgent revising of something called self-esteem is in order! Seriously.)

How much do you value yourself? What do you think you deserve? Please, let's love ourselves enough to allow life improvements.

Read the following excerpt... (Here's the source and the book.)

The Law of Giving [and Receiving]

The universe operates through dynamic exchange... giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.

For today's practice make a commitment to take the following steps:

1) Wherever I go, and whoever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. (...) and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the life of others.

2) Today I will gracefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer to me. I will receive the gifts of Nature (...). I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment, or a prayer.

3) I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life's most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation, and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy, and laughter.

Related Highlights from the Sacred Texts

"Give, and it will be given to you... for the measure you give will be the measure you get back."
Christianity. Luke 6.38

"Those who do not abandon mercy will not be abandoned by Me."
Shinto. Oracle of the Kami of Itsukushima

"Those who act kindly in this world will have kindness."
Islam. Qur'an 39.10

"He who gives liberally goes straight to God; on the high ridge of heaven he stands exalted."
Hinduism. Rig Veda 1.125.5

6 comments:

Kandy said...

Ay, ay, me pierdo... no sé mucho leer en inglés, lo acepto, pero el título de tu post debe ser una filosofía de vida... dar para recibir...

Jose Miguel said...

yo no se mucho ingles, pero me imagino que eres muy inteligente por la forma que escribiste este articulo,.
Lo traduci con altavista y me gusto.
Yo siempre doy lo que quiero que me den, pero aveces doy cosas sin darme cuenta y no quiero que me lo den a mi despues.
Como una vez que le dije a una novia que tenia que la amaba antes de meterme en amores cuando en realidad no la amaba, y despues aunque la amaba despues, es como que al principio no la amaba y despues quise terminar con ella y fue mas dificil porque ella se enamoro de mi por lo que le dije.

Pero nada, asi es la vida.
J.M.

Queen Yvette said...

Very nice! Alot pf props for you! I'm loving your hair ma'!

Chelle said...

:D THANKZZZ!

Escribo en ingles pq leen personas que no hablan español... pero tambien pasa al reves! Oops. Tratare de escribir tambien en nuestro idioma mas a menudo. :P

Rafa said...

Me encanto este post, he invadido tu blog, es MUY bueno, pienso igulito que tu, lo malo que hay en el mundo es el egoismo, nuestro país esta sumido en el atraso y en la misera por que unos cuantos somos egoistas, si pensaramos en los demas no habria estos problemas, en paises que una vez fueron destruidos ha funcionado, Vietnam por ejemplo, a base de un trabajo arduo y en equipo, pensando solo en el bien común, echaron pa'lante, es un país con muchas cosas que enseñar.

Mi frase favorita sobre este tema es "Dios bendice al dador alegre".

Cuando damos recibimos, no algo material si no satisfacción en el corazón y amor de la persona quien recibe. Lo importante No ES DAR si no DAR con AMOR y con CONCIENCIA.

Chelle said...

jajaja

asi es, pero si cada quien se ocupa de si mismo, y de aportar su granito de arena, pos vamos mejorando, aunke sea poco a poco.

dar con amor & conciencia... sips! :D