We are a part of nature, not apart from nature. Realizing this, we find that we are also a part of the harmonious interaction of the giving and receiving between all of nature. In this beautiful meditation, we recall a time in which we gave to someone. Through this acknowledgment, we receive the appreciative feeling of giving.
Recalling a time that I did a simple act of kindness for someone, I was brought back to a few hours earlier while I was on my morning walk with my fur kids. The road was wet from a fresh rain and thunderstorm event. While walking, I saw something black in the middle of the road. Getting closer, I realized it was a lid from a garbage can. Looking over at one of my neighbor’s yards, I realized it was from one of his cans. So, I picked it up and placed it next to his can. I didn’t think much about it and went on my merry way. On my way back, I saw that neighbor walking. I explained what I had done and he said thank you with a smile. I replied, you’re welcome. After talking about the rain event we just had among other things, we said our well wishes and goodbyes. Again, I didn’t think much about what I had done. That is, until I listened to this meditation.
While listening to Nitima’s beautiful words, I realized the importance of acknowledging myself for the kindness I had done. In doing so, light began to enter the top of my head and filter down until my entire being was glowing. Feeling joyful by receiving this light, I pledged to myself that I will continue to put the Law of Giving and Receiving into effect.
May everyone have a wonderful day!