Today I give thanks and love to all the people I have ever had the privilege of working with. I know that every client who comes has something to offer me, of which they are usually completely unaware. I am so thankful for each and every experience, and each person allowing me to live a life of deep fulfillment through helping others.
Recently I have been reminded of a passage of a course in miracles that moved me so deeply and changed the way I view what I do:
The unhealed healer wants gratitude from his brothers, but he is not grateful to them. That is because he thinks he is giving something to them, and is not receiving something equally desirable in return.
It is interesting to ponder instances in life where you believe you are giving something to another person. And how often we’ve thought that we even can give without receiving. Think of a time recently where you gave something to another person: your time, money, a meal, doing the washing up, taking care of someone, work… Now ask yourself, what did you receive through this interaction? What if every time you gave something – even giving of yourself – you immediately received? Would you be able to give more freely?
What would happen if you lived as though giving and receiving were the same thing AND you let yourself feel only gratitude and love – rather than guilt, for knowing how much you receive when you give? What would your life be like then?