on the receiving end...

Let yourself receive today. A compliment. A gift. A quiet moment. An invitation, perhaps. Or help in some form. Maybe it comes in like a bear hug, a pat on the back, or a Savasana adjustment. Receive without excusing or dismissing or shying away from this. Can you receive and give a simple thank you? That’s it. Notice if you have the urge to explain or excuse or dismiss. Not by judgment, a way of paying attention to what comes up for you when you receive from another. Today, I did just that. And it was hard to say yes to being a receiver. I’m not used to it. Often giving myself to others, ensuring people around me are taken care of first, I teach this, take care of yourself first. I say this often. And many times, I am not in this practice of receiving. I proclaim that I am an awkward hugger. Yet, sure of my handshake. I am super shy to first approach. Yet, I standup in front of a room and teach and coach people for a living. It’s only when I became a mom, I found the importance of touch, a love connection. A significance in connection. Some days, I am still unraveling this wall I’ve built to receive from others. I don’t know if it’s because I’m too prideful to ask, too controlling, or if being the oldest in the line-up of siblings has kept me to high expectations of setting great examples of doing everything on my own. Surely, that expectation has taken nose dives whenever life brings me to my knees, and yet I hold tightly to keeping my peeps. So today, receive. Let yourself receive from others. I did just that with a loving massage from @touchoflove. As you receive today, know that I’m right alongside you in this practice of accepting. When someone tells you that you are the bomb dot com, thank them, simple as that.