Giving Back

Do you have a mindset that you have to give back as soon as you receive kindness, an object or a complement?

I recall mentioning to a friend that her hair-cut looked nice; she immediately replied that my hair looked good too! This is a simple example that we feel uncomfortable receiving a complement and want to give it back without completely receiving it!

What to do if you are uncomfortable receiving even simple complements? The simplest thing is to pause, allow yourself to let the energy of the complement soak into your body, take a deep breath and after few seconds say thank you!

It takes practice to receive with ease! It is actually like giving, it is fun and enjoyable to receive. We all deserve to receive!


Giving Back

The proud eagle soared in the sky.

He said:
I am uncomfortable receiving so many blessings!

Oh Sun, what can I do for you?

You have been so kind to me.

Oh Wind, what can I do for you?

I always felt you near me supporting me.

Oh Land, what can I do for you?

You have been a source of food and nourishment for me.

Wind’s whisper echoed in the canyons from the four corners:

Receive with ease our Universal gifts!

Soar in the sky with ease.

All we ask is that you be Yourself!

This is the best way to give back!

Copyright @ 2013 by Shervin Hojat

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