As you approach your day remember that the positive flow of life is based on the harmonious interaction between all of nature. There is a flow in life that is powerful when there is a dynamic exchange between giving and receiving. Without this flow, there will be stagnancy and atrophy and you will feel unfulfilled.
The Gift of Giving
In Giving, it can be a material gift, a donation, a single flower, a compliment, a kiss, a note of appreciation, a silent blessing. Make a decision to give wherever you go.
Say, “Good Morning” to the people you see on your way to work; look at them, smile at them, hold the door, wish them a silent blessing. Call a friend and tell them how much they mean to you. Tell your children how much they have lovingly impacted your life. Make more eye contact, listen more, bring someone you love a flower, a compliment, a prayer.
Allowing Yourself to Receive
In Receiving, you allow yourself to appreciate what you have received not only today but in the whole of your life; you embrace the beauty of your world.
Today, graciously and consciously accept all the gifts that your life offers you. Sit outside for a few minutes and close your eyes and feel, really feel, the pulse of the day. The feel of the warm breeze on your face, the sounds of the birds singing, the scent of the day, the sound of people talking, children laughing, rain falling, the scent of fresh cut grass… Close your eyes and silently receive the day and for a moment appreciate your life; receive the simple beauty of your life.
Life is the eternal dance of consciousness, and by planting and expressing this intention you allow yourself to walk through the day with purpose and appreciation. Circulate caring, love and appreciation and notice how your day flows from that offering.
I will put the Law of Giving and Receiving into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:
1. Wherever I go, and whomever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.
2. Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. 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.
Life is a constant flow of giving and receiving; this flow prevents stagnancy and breathes meaning into your world.
Excerpts & Inspiration from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra