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WHY SHOULD I GIVE WHAT I DON’T GET?

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

I have to say, one of the hardest habits to acquire is precisely that one; Give what you don’t GET. Eckhart Tolle covers this discipline under the concept of Abundance. He advices us to try it for a couple of weeks.

“Whatever you think people are withholding from you- praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on- give it to them. You don’t have it? Just act as if you had it, and it will come. Then, soon after you start giving, you will start receiving. You cannot receive what you don’t give. Outflow determines inflow”

 

“Outflow determines inflow,” how hard is this, I must say, VERY. I believe that giving love, praise, appreciation, and assistance to the people that we love and truly care for is extremely easy. That is NOT the challenge. The challenge that God wants us to conquer is to give all that to the people in our lives that have caused us pain in any given time or with the ones that we tend to not get along very well. That’s what Jesus meant when he said “Love your enemies! And pray for those who persecute you!

 

Believe me I know, when we read these words, they seem very easy to follow, but when it comes to translate those words into action and to actually practice them, that’s when the struggle kicks in.

First of all we have to understand that it is 100% okay to struggle. We are all very sensitive human beings. Even the toughest one can be easily hurt when it comes to sensitive subjects particular to them. What should we do when people hurt us?

In my personal experience, takes time, and it is okay to take time. Takes time to accept the situation, take it as an experience, DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL, learn from it, and move ON!!!

What’s the next step after you’ve moved on? Remember Jesus, “Love your enemies! And pray for those who persecute you!

Most likely, those who have hurt you deeply are in DEEP suffering themselves. Use the following logic: HAPPY PEOPLE SPREAD JOY!!! UNHAPPY PEOPLE SPREAD DRAMA AND TROUBLE!!!

Pray for them, and ask GOD for strength and FAITH to be able to not take it personal, because unfortunately it is within our nature to take attacks towards ourselves VERY PERSONAL. God knows that, but he wants us to FIGHT!!! TRULY FIGHT OUR NATURE and become AWARE and become PRESENT. Once we become PRESENT, that’s when we will be able to GIVE what we DON’T GET from people. That’s when we will see difficult people in our lives as challenges from GOD and the Universe. We will see them as agents to bring CHANGE in our lives, just as many times GOD will use US as challenge agents to other people.

GIVE WHAT YOU DON’T GET, that’s the biggest CHALLENGE in EVERYONE’S life. Once you do it once, you’ll be bringing CHANGE to someone else’s life, GOD will notice, GOD will be with you and GOD will bring CHANGE to YOUR life too. No one better than HIM, knows about forgiveness and praying for your enemies.

Let’s give it a try 😉 When someone in particular comes to our minds that deserves the least of our attention, care or appreciation, let’s give it to them, of course expecting NOTHING in return. Let’s see what happens. You’ll be surprised!!! 😉

God blessed,

-Lizbeth

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