“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Such a powerful statement, and something I am mindful of. When I get upset because of an apparent lack of appreciation from the other, I am not truly giving but investing--expecting some form of compensation for my ‘sacrifice’. Giving comes from a state of abundance, because I can only give what I perceive to have. And as a line from ACIM says, "My gratitude is all my gifts require."
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again