If you are like me, you are really good in giving and being there for others but not so good in receiving. You will give and help whenever you can and take almost any opportunity to do it.
When you receive, it feels like you always have to give something back in return. Sometimes you can even feel guilty or selfish. Asking for help can be even harder.
You probably know this one: ‘it’s better to give than to receive’. I think that’s true when it’s in the right context. When you would come from a place of being a taker, you would take everything you can get and only think about yourself.
In the end, that makes you greedy and blind for the beauty of what giving can bring to you. Think of this: ‘who gives will be given’.
The thing is, in order to be able to give fully we also need to take care of ourselves and being open to receive. We must fill our own tank too.
You can not give when your tank is empty.
I recently listened to a webinar from Rich Litvin where he mentioned this subject, and I love how he explained it. He said: “Energy only works if it’s in flow. If you can not receive there is a stagnation in energy.”
And I think this is exactly what it is. Giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin. So, instead of only giving you must look for ways to receive.
It’s a must because when your own tank is filled and your energy is in flow, you will have much more to give!
For years, I couldn’t receive. I think mainly because of the limiting beliefs that were playing big parts in my life. I was always judging myself.
Giving came partly from a place of expectations, instead of only from love.
I’m still a big giver and I always will be, but I learned to receive and also ask for help.
Find ways to receive and become more comfortable with it. Even if it’s uncomfortable. 😉 For me it still can feel very uncomfortable. It’s a work in progress and it will always be. But I’m getting better in it because I’m aware and know that it’s a necessary thing.
Take those nice words or compliments that are given to you. Say ‘yes’ if someone reaches out a hand to help you. Accept a smile or a gift.
Give and you will receive.
Be open to receive. Give yourself that space.
If you’re not sure where to start or how to create more balance in this, please let me know.
I can help you. Send me a DM.