robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

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Tolle Tuesday...

Whatever you think people are withholding from you -- praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on -- give it to them...You cannot receive what you don't give. Outflow determines inflow.

He goes on to say that even though we think we're missing things, we aren't really. What we need is already within us, but we haven't recognized it yet; therefore, we're holding ourselves back.

I've tried this one before, and man, it's tough! I generally don't feel like anyone is withholding from me -- except for certain people here and there. And those are people I often don't want to be nice to ;) So to give to them what I want from them is hard for me. I guess I see my own selfishness when I try.

On the other hand, I've met people who seem to have some understanding (or have at least heard of) this idea -- and sometimes, their efforts are pretty transparent. I wonder when it goes from doing something to get something (which I imagine many of us can spot), to simply doing it because it's the right thing to do? Ironically, I think once we can give what we feel we lack to those we need it from -- truly give it, with no strings attached -- that's when we no longer feel the need for those things from that person...if that makes sense :)

What do you think? Do you feel lack from people in your lives, and do you think living like this would help?
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