Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: I ask, offer, give, and receive.
Christina Baldwin in her book The Seven Whispers: A Spiritual Practice for Times Like These writes the following:
As a spiritual practice, when we ask for what we need and offer each other what we can, we enter a dance of unavoidable reciprocity. We are doing a two-step exchange of needs and offerings, and the whole village is dancing.
If we pay attention, we discover we cannot give without receiving; we cannot receive without giving. When a friend asks, "Can I give you a hug?" I wonder how she will give it to me without being in it with me? Or if someone says, "I need a hug, " does he notice that his request requires my willingness to offer my arms?
Asking / offering / giving / receiving is one circular motion. If we don't ask for what we need, if we don't offer what we can, we block the dance.
Today's Focus was inspired by the InnerSelf.com article:
Asking and Offering: Learning to be Rich in Spirit
Written by Christina Baldwin
This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of giving and receiving (today and every day)
Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.
Today, we ask, offer, give, and receive.
About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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