Givers and Takers
ACCEPT the LOVE, SEIZE the GOOD…why is that harder for some than… giving the Love…sharing the good?
There are givers and takers, at first blush one might assume that the more challenging task would be in the giving rather than the receiving. However for many of us taking requires a much greater sacrifice… taking requires a drink of humility and trust that for some is just too bitter.
So we quietly attempt to position ourselves in the seat of benefactor …hoping our acts of generosity will mask our inability to receive, but what we fail to see is that we are denying someone else of that very role. What appears altruistic and selfless is in fact our most selfish act…the giving has become the taking and such the taking the giving.
Is this simply another symptom of a hungry ego, a need to feel grand and powerful? Yes and no, ego feed, no doubt, but for many, much more than the need to feel grand is fear…the fear of losing control…the fear of being let down, first by ourselves that we are not capable of answering our own needs…second by others, by allowing dependency on others we are exposing a vulnerability that is often too great a risk.
Trust and Love …again it spirals back to here…like taking a crowbar to a rusted safe as we slowly pry it open the light begins to enter …changing nothing inside merely illuminating the space…we must pry open our hearts and allow love and trust to irrigate its chambers. From here we will have the ability (if we choose) to cultivate the seeds of faith…faith in ourselves and faith in others and begin to engage in relationships of mutual dependence and support where we will permit others to share not only the joys of our successes but also the pain of our failures. Enjoying…perhaps for the first time in a long time a truly healthy relationship.
MAJOR POINT…. PLEASE do not allow this to be misconstrued in any way as to judge those who give… most who do give, give so with no ulterior motives, their actions are fueled only by a desire to improve the lives of others.
This is dedicated to those of us who believed we had constructed a fail-safe system to insure the safety of our hearts without realizing the most detrimental effect on our hearts is a lack of love.