Disclaimer: I’m not trying to be some kind of guru here… I’m simply reflecting and seeking to clarify ways of living, rules & codes, to base my decisions on, along my journey.
If you find the ideas useful for your particular objectives, then go for it.
If not, then leave them and follow your hearts path.
So, how can we apply this principle to our everyday lives?
Give what you most wish to receive.
During my stay at a monastery in France, I did a silence retreat and during the time in silence, I wrote down 7 Principles of living:
The 7 Principles that popped up were:
1. Give what you most wish to receive.
2. Seek to understand rather than to judge.
3. Do what you believe to be right rather than what’s easy.
4. Only speak with good intentions.
5. Be grateful for what you have and where you are.
6. Consume less, create more.
7. Do your dreams. Die empty of regrets.
Today we’ll focus on the first one: Give what you most wish to receive.
This rule helped you to act in a way that makes sense to you.
It helps you get some perspective and will encourage you to act more in integrity with what you believe to be right, rather than just reacting and falling for the circumstances…
So, if you want to receive love from others, give it.
If you want to receive understanding from others, give it,
If you want to receive truth from others, give it.
If you want to receive a solution from others, give it.
We can also ask ourselves: What do I most want in life?
Then, if we’ve thought deeply, we might see that it’s some kind of universal value, like love, truth, uplifting, feedback and so on…
Now, go on and give this to someone…
To elaborate om the principle, it can also be formed in different cool ways like:
– Give to the world, what you most wish to receive from the world.
– Create what you most wish to consume.
– Write what you’d most like to read.
– Create the music you most enjoy listening to.
– Write the book you would most like to read.
– Treat others as you wish to be treated.
When I look back on this post… I see how simple & maybe obvious this really is… But it’s so easy to forget in times of stress or confusion…
And sometimes we don’t even know what we want… Then it becomes difficult to apply this principle…
But if we earnestly seek to understand what we, at our core, want and need most… to really know ourselves deeply, then we will be able to use this principle when engaging with the world.
– Daniel Galovan