Inlets AND Outlets
In my last post, I mentioned that I have 5 suggestions for making your life tremendous. Let me mention again the first 3 ideas that I shared.
Change Your Words, Change Your World
Dare To Be Who You Really Are
As you might have noticed, these 3 suggestions are things you do inside yourself, your inside work. And they begin to move out from you as you speak words that are positive, life-affirming and encouraging.
If you need help working on the inside, in your mind and heart, check out the items below that deal with meditation and going within. For if you are not willing to go within — into the silent loving space in your heart where you can quiet your mind — then you really will go without. You will seek peace and happiness in other people, things or events outside yourself and you will not find the peace, love and happiness you desire. You will go with out.
Having said all of that, now let’s see what my next suggestion is for creating a tremendous life.
Live To Give
Giving is one of the most talked about activities but it is also one of the most misunderstood activities in which we engage.
Too often, we think of giving as a linear activity and as one of subtraction. We give someone something that they want or need and we see ourselves as being depleted in that item — whether it is love, money or some other material item. We gave something away and now we have less.
The good news I want to share with you now is that there is not a word of truth in that explanation — unless you choose that this is the truth and how it is.
I have found a different way of looking at giving that has made all the difference in my own life. You too might want to try this way of looking at your giving and see how it changes your life.
The Law of Circulation
I now see giving as the physical manifestation of the Law of Circulation. All of life is built on circulation, coming and going, in and out, giving and receiving.
Often we give something to another. We give money to organizations or people. We give old clothes and stuff to charities. We give and give. But too often this just leaves us feeling depleted and used up.
Too many people I know feel good about giving but if someone tried to give them something, well they just don’t feel worthy to receive. It makes them feel, as one person I know says, “wimpy.” But wimpy is just another way of saying unworthy.
Life though has to circulate. It has to come in and go out. It has to flow.
A pond that just has an outlet with no inlet will soon dry up. But a lake that has a river flowing in and one flowing out has a very good chance of being full as it takes water in and gives water out. It also has a good chance of being full of fish and other life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson says that “everyone is the inlet and may become the outlet of God.”
Allow yourself to think and meditate on this idea. Ask Spirit to show you why you feel unworthy to receive. Then allow yourself to show love to that feeling of unworthiness and allow it to be released.
Become both an inlet and an outlet of all God’s blessings as you allow yourself to bless others by letting them be a giver and a receiver also.
In this way the river of life continues to flow both to and through us.
Think on these things and also be sure and share this post with your friends and encourage them to get a free subscription to this blog.
Watch for my next post where I will share my final life changing suggestion with you.