Today I learn to give as I receive.
If we are but drops of the ocean what I give to the ocean becomes part of the ocean of which I am a part so what I give I also receive.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested in the twelfth step that we share what we have learned from the program with others and in turn our learning and recovery is strengthened. The paradox is apparent that I receive what I give and I give that which I have received. How about that?
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and the nurturance of each other’s spiritual life. We learn that the miracle of Unitarian Universalism is in this covenant to give as I receive and receive as I give. How sweet is that?.
Today, it is suggested that we begin and end the day, and many times in between by considering the idea that I give as I receive and I receive as I give because we are all part of the interdependent web which is not physical but spiritual. It is not the bodies that make up the communion of saints but the minds which are part of God.