I have been on the receiving end of what seems like a whirlwind of gifts recently. The kindness of others sending me positive energy in the form of things, money, and their time has blown me away. And the funny thing is, after all the inner work of I’ve done and how I know that the universe will always give us at least what we need if not more, my brain STILL asks the question, what did I do to deserve this?
My brain still wants to tell someone who gives me something without asking anything in return that I must somehow repay them, do something for them for their generosity. Like I have to even out the score.
That silly brain of mine.
I believe the universe is a loving, giving place. I do think that when we do give to others no matter what form that takes, we get way more back in return. I don’t think we realize however that something so simple as holding a door open for someone, or smiling with empathy at a stranger who is obviously having a hard moment, is a huge act of giving. That one act could affect them in a profoundly positive way. You may never know. But the universe will give back to you.
Meister Eckhart said, “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough.”
That is truly all that is warranted. Others do nice things all the time without expecting anything in return. It’s human nature. They do it because they want to.
Just saying thank you and leaving it at that, without any mind story about having to make it up to them, is so freeing.
It reminds me of how much good there is in the world. How nice people truly are. How much I’m loved and appreciated.
In return, I give to others. Not because I have to, need to, or should. I do it because it feels good.
That’s the never ending cycle of love. We give, we get, we give, we get.
All I, or you, have to do, is say thank you.
Trust me. It is more than enough.
What can you say thank you for today?
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