Why is it is more blessed to give than to receive ?
There is no answer yet and I don’t blame you because I could not find one either. Actually, I think it is not true. I hope this is not a terrible heretic thing to say, given this one is a bible quote, but unless someone can give me an explanation for it – well, I just don’t believe it is true.
It occurs to me, that giving and receiving are the same. There is no difference, they are just the two sides of the same thing and you only have to look around, to realize that to give is to receive and to receive is to give.
With each breath in we receive vital energy and in return we give whatever we manifest by the power of our thoughts or produce by the skills of our hands. Life energy enters the body through the breath and is sent to each cell through the circulatory system and together with the energy metabolized from food, a little water and light, the body is fully able to sustain it’s marvellous function and serve us to create our lives. Let us not forget, all life is energy, it is energy that causes all the changes in the material world. However, energy does not disappear, nor is it ever created and what is more is that energy can be converted into matter and matter into energy.
So looking at this principle it is clear: whenever we receive we also give, when we give, we receive at the same time – that is the law of nature and It demonstrates why it would be superfluous to even worry about keeping a balance.
The practical implication of this principle is to simply recognize our attachments and our fear of letting go. Life is inherently safe, it is just not – stable. The implication is to understand the movement of the mind, the obsessive clinging to the known, to what the conditioned mind considers safe, secure and reasonable and to venture beyond it, into the new territory of un-reason and limitless freedom.
So let us observe our giving and receiving pattern, as it is the principle of life and as in ebb and flow, one is inherent in the other. Let us observe our resistance to freely share what we have, knowing in reality we need very little, and remember that the sense of security that we like to draw from our possessions, is nothing but an illusion – and it is not even a very good one, because it will always come with a sense of worry of losing it and having to protect it.
We are not separate. Once we cease to obsessively convince ourselves that we are, we actually have a chance to enjoy living a life in freedom and to create all that the heart can desire.
In continuation of the above, I actually think the following is true. However, what does it mean for our daily lives ?
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged;
do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven;
give, and it will be given to you.
A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”