Give and Take part 2

By Ameeta Kaul

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2. Everything I share comes from my own personal experience. I can only point to things that I have done myself, and were then seen through! Here is how the contemplation on giving and receiving came to rest within me. I remain open to new learning.
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In Part 1, this question was raised: Would you like to be on the receiving end of what you give?

What we give may be material or immaterial
What we give may be in kind, word or deed

We don’t simply give what we are giving
We also give how we are giving

We don’t simply give what we are giving
We also give the attitude with which we are giving

We don’ simply give what we are giving
We also withhold what we are withholding

Externally we may be giving one thing
Internally we may be giving its opposite

When we give with our whole being
we receive simultaneously in full measure

Be aware if your giving
separates you from the receiver
Be aware if your giving
comes from pity or disdain

Be aware if your giving
reinforces your position
vis-a-vis the receiver’s
aggrandizing the giving
lessening the receiving

Ask yourself also:
Would you like to be
on the giving end
of what you receive?

Ask yourself also
Could you be
on the giving end
of what you receive?

In receiving
there is gratitude
in giving
there is joy

Each one of us
gives and receives
This is simply
the sacred way of life

As human beings
it is our great good fortune
to be able
to see
to realize
to know
and to be
the one movement
that is both
giving and receiving

—-
Ameeta Kaul
ameetak@gmail.com

1 thought on “Give and Take part 2

  1. simonepeat

    Beautifully Said, I want to be on the receiving end of what I give. I know it’ll be a nice boomerang of Love not Hurt!

    Reply

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