In this season of giving, it’s worth stopping and giving some thought to how you receive. Here’s another blog from the archives to think about.
Consider this. There’s a direct correlation between your ability to receive and your level of financial success.
The problem, however—most of us suck at receiving.
Think about it. How often do you gloss over praise, deflect admiration, deny an achievement or respond with self-criticism?
Receiving is to your Soul what eating is to your body—a source of strength, nourishment, and growth. When you fail to receive, you’re literally starving your Soul.
But here’s where it gets tricky. Many gifts come camouflaged and are easily overlooked. To receive fully you must suspend judgment. Nothing that happens is ‘good’ or ‘bad, ’right’ or ‘wrong,’ ‘negative’ or ‘positive.’
Everything, absolutely everything, no matter how it feels, is a gift, a message, a lesson, a form of divine communication.
This, of course, is counterintuitive. It’s easy to receive a compliment from a friend, but a reprimand from your boss? That too can be a gift when you mine it for its deeper meaning.
To quote a Zen saying, the obstacle is the path. “So that like oxygen to a fire,” writes author Robert Greene, “obstacles and adversity become fuel for your potential.”
To receive fully means this: Every frustration, disappointment or even failure is, in truth, a source of guidance, support, and strength building…a gift, that if fully received, will increase your success exponentially.
I’d love to hear your experiences of how past disappointments turned out to be gifts in disguise. Share your story in the comments below.
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