If we constantly give, we are all familiar with the term ‘burnout’ if we rarely receive what we need we can become inwardly resentful or even physically ill. | EFE
How good are we at receiving? Not just the physical gifts at Christmas and birthdays, or the new house or car, but the emotional gifts people offer - a smile in the eyes behind the masks, a hug (within the Covid bubble) the compliment. And when we need something, how good are we at actually asking? Do we consciously teach our children to ask for what they really need and to receive graciously from their own truth? I am studying the section of my Money EQ quest with Ken Honda, where he is discussing our lack of skill in receiving. He reminds us that our cultures place a heavy emphasis on giving but very little on receiving and consequently most of us are not very good at it.