Being Open to Receiving, Surrendering & Accepting From Others

June 2, 2022

Because “I’ve got this” doesn’t leave room for allowing anyone else to show up for you.

We have a culture of minimizing our needs to preserve our vulnerability and try to prevent rejection.

I played that game for many years, trying to make sure I needed less and less from others.

Becoming more and more independent, until I realized I was pushing people away to make sure I minimized the risks of getting hurt or disappointed.

Sometimes it can be a balancing act for us to figure out how to find the middle.

  • To open up and surrender more
  • To accept help and love when it’s offered so generously
  • To receive and recognize that maybe we *don’t* have to do every single thing ourselves

Be open to receiving what life is offering you, what those around you want to gift you.

Because receiving doesn’t mean you have an expectation of something being given.

It means you’re delighted when it arrives.


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