There’s Mindful Way To Receive
Part of the joy of giving is definitely the way is being received. Today’s topic is about mindful receiving.
Whether is a product, a compliment, a piece of good news, love, or anything and everything that can be given, it’s part of a process that starts with the desire of giving, continues with the thinking of what to give, how to give, when to give and it ends with the way it is received.
Don’t mean to put any kind of pressure on you. But the truth of the matter is that the moment of receiving is truly what matters the most.
What Is Giving About?
Giving is about the other one, about the receiver and their reaction is what makes or breaks the fulfilling joy of the act of giving. Furthermore, the way such a gesture is received sets the tone about further giving.
Afterall, who want to keep giving if the recipient shows no genuine joy. We covered in another post how debilitating the fear of being judged can be.
A Guide To Mindful Receiving
1. Drop expectations.
Setting expectations works against you because receiving anything but what you’ve built yourself for, will be disappointing.
2. Focus on the person first.
Remember that the giver has put his/her thoughts and effort in surprising you and that’s to be valued first and foremost.
3. Be curious.
Whatever the surprise, the other thought that you will like it. If it’s something completely unexpected, explore within yourself how have you inspired such a choice.
4. Be creative.
If you find the gift completely useless, challenge your imagination to find 3 ways of how you could actually make the most of it.
5. Show your appreciation.
Giving is not a duty, is a choice. Regardless of what you receive, appreciate that the other person’s choice was to gift you something. They could’ve chosen to gift themselves, but they haven’t.
6. Feel grateful.
Another human being put themselves aside for you, which means you matter. Isn’t that something worth being grateful for?
Giving and receiving is a cycle, an exchange. It’s not about you, your needs, wants, desires. In short, it’s not about satisfying your ego. It’s about recognising and honouring this exchange. That’s the key to changing your mindset, to changing the way to receive.
December is a month of receiving on overload mode. Make the most of it and give back the joy of giving by cultivating the mindful receiving.
SparkYourBloom Today and Everyday!