A gift 🎁
Whenever something is brought to be given to us, we have the ability to either accept or refuse that which has been brought. If the gift is something positive, genuinely meant to be good for us, we can happily accept it and it then belongs to us. Alternatively, if someone brings unpleasantness, unkindness, meanness, thoughtlessness, a gift negative or hurtful to us in any way, we can ignore the gift and refuse to take possession. Once refused, the gift still belongs to the “giver” and we remain free, in tune, unaffected by the gift and untethered to it in any way. That is the gift that we can give ourselves; the freedom of response in our own favor.