“Whatever you think people are withholding from you –praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on –give it to them.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
It is difficult to accept or acknowledge when we do not receive something from others that we think is our due, or what we need, or that we feel should come from others. Lack, especially of those things mentioned in the quote, can be painful and frustrating. But, consider that…those who do not give these things likely do not have them within themselves to give, and likely lack in receiving them from others too. So…if you want these things…call them up within you…and give them to those without…just as you would have done to you. And in so giving…you create them for yourself, within yourself. And then, what is given, is received in turn. What we give, returns to us in abundance.
“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, we can accomplish those goals.” ~ Stephen Covey
No matter what conditions and circumstance whirl around us in our lives…we are still our own creative force. If we are not defined by our circumstances, then we can change those circumstances through our creative energy at any time. It is through creative decision making that we cause movement and create force and action. Decide to be creative about your decisions, and see what you can accomplish.
“Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best, and you live it best, by holding it with very open hands.” ~ Less O’Donavan
All things in life are a gift, if we choose to see them that way. Whether it be positive or negative or somewhere in between. It is what we do with them, how we choose to react or not react, and the creative decisions that we make about them that form the circumstance that comes with them. If we see all of it as a gift, then we can learn and grow from it all. And, most importantly…if we receive it all with open hands and heart…that is, if we do not hold onto it and allow it to take its form…then we can take the best of it and mold it into something that benefits our lives. Even if it is a hard lesson. Receive…with open hands and heart.