you want to ask one question to the universe, ask yourself, “What are you
giving to others that will come back to you?”
ago, when my Mother turned sixty, she was looking at all the stuff we had
collected, Teak tables, bound reader’s digest what not and she commented , at
one point in our life, we go on a chase acquiring and then at a later stage, we
look at who would like to take this? I was puzzled and thought really? Won’t
there be people who would take “All” the stuff at the go!
Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati had commented , “The one who gives is extremely
fortunate only when there is someone to receive and with Gratitude”.
wisdom of giving and receiving struck me very hard last Sunday. An angel with
no wings, but two feet, landed next to me. As I boarded the 6 O’clock flight in Indigo, I shoved my
cabin luggage to my utter dismay; I saw that my hand bag was missing.
cold wave flowed through me. I told the flight attendant that I lost my hand
bag . She was very reassuring and said she that she would find out. After a few
minutes, she came back to say that they were not able to trace it. A cold wave
spread over me wondering what to do? Then they told me, they would make all
arrangements to search for it. I was ambivalent When suddenly, it struck me
that I had no money, no credit cards, and no ID for any emergency.
young girl in her late 20’s was seated next to me. Said Ma’am, where do you
have to go?, I will drop you , I was dazed looking at her. So, she said don’t
worry they will find it.
flight landed and I got the information that the hand bag was safe in Chennai
airport. This young lady took me to a restaurant at a ATM and gave me 2000
rupees, for expenses. I was mortified and refused. She insisted, and stoutly
refused to give her account number nor her address. She dropped me at the
workshop venue, I went on for my workshop, but I was aware that I was not fully
present, somewhere I was still amazed at how this young lady, appeared from
nowhere and became my guardian angel.
of the lessons I learnt was, Giving and recieving are actually the same, it was
like an infinity symbol, where it flows from one side to another.
cannot happen without a receiver. Receiving is actually an act of giving. The
exchange and separation is created by the mind, and the cognition tells us that
there is an equivalent . In truth, there cannot be an equivalence, when the sun
shines, it shines, it just gives.
I look at us, human, our ability to quickly to calculate the cost and benefits,
we are expecting pulls up into a vortex of transaction.
I have given, I have never, thought too much about it. But to receive, it took
a different heart and a mind that had to eat my pride and keep my heart open
was huge lesson in understanding an open heart and a compassionate mind are
both essential qualities to open, to giving and receiving.
for thought indeed. What do you say??
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