[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] No one can give if he is concerned with the result of the giving.
It is not the function of God's teachers to evaluate the outcome of their
gifts. It is merely their function to give them.
Once they have done that they have also given outcome that is part of the
No one can give if he is concerned with the result of the giving.
That is a limitation of the giving itself, and neither the giver nor the
receiver would have the gift. Trust is an essential part of giving in fact
it is part that making sharing possible. The part that guarantees the giver
will not lose but only gain,
Who gives a gift and then remains with it, to be sure it is used as the
giver deems appropriate
Such is not giving but imprisoning
It is relinquishing of all concern about the gift that makes it truly given
and it is trust that makes true giving possible ACIM
A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is one text that has me thinking, scratching my
head sometimes, and even smiling to myself other times using some choice
The Course talks about our function is to give the gift and move on- as
soon as we become concerned about what the receiver does with the gift, how
they respond to getting the gift,the ego has been called into the equation.
Listen, I struggled with this concept for a long long time - are they
saying I must give a gift and then do not give two hoots? You mean to say
that I really must just leave it and do not care? No way hosay. I may have
spent sooo much time, effort and money and the receiver shows no
appreciation, no gratitude, nothing!??
And then I said, as the Course recommends " I am willing to see this
differently" - let me practice this concept with no judgement.
OMG - the stress eliminated was enormous, I give a talk, a tithe, a
compliment, a thank you, a good morning and let go, no expectations -
stress eliminator I tell you - thinking about other people's response and
reactions-forms very little basis on how I now give. I give my best because
my gift is for giving - and that is all
What we do and how we act says something about who we are- at that moment.
Our state of mind, our thinking, our self respect - this has nothing to do
with the giver- so give it up.
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