The Other Kind of Generosity
April 6, 2010
Sometimes, people come into my office hungry for love and support, in great pain and need, but they don’t want to reach out to their friends for help. “They have their own problems! I don’t want to burden them!”
I’ve spoken in this blog about generosity. But there’s one kind I haven’t mentioned, and it was brought to my attention by my nephew Daniel. “It’s a generous act to let someone give to you; to let yourself be the receiver” he said.
Yes it is. And at times of need, it’s often harder to receive than to give, because the giver is more in control. Reaching out and opening up to receive means putting oneself in a more vulnerable position. But sometimes — like when we really need support from others — we can do them, and ourselves, a favor by opening in this way and asking for help.
My entries have been long lately, and exhausting to write — and perhaps to read as well! So today, I’m going to be generous with myself (and you too!) by making this a short post.
Today’s Joygasm: Giving is receiving; and sometimes, vice versa.