“Inspiration is the art of receiving.”
I was struck by this insight on inspiration from Haanel in Lesson 20. He goes on to say that to understand and apply the method of inspiration is to become a superman.
One of the definitions of inspiration is “drawing in of breath”. You literally need to receive inspiration to live.
In our daily 15-minutes Sits I naturally begin to relax and become conscious of my breathing.
Conscious awareness of your breathing then is to practice the art of receiving.
In the Law of Giving cards I make a daily promise “to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me, pausing often and noticing nature, kindness, smiles, and compliments to what I gladly receive with a thank you”.
To give thanks then is to practice the art of receiving
As part of our daily assignments, I am asked to write down three things I am grateful for each day.
To recognize the gifts of the day and to show gratitude for them then is to practice the art of receiving.
The word YES is an act of receiving as I allow new experiences into my life.
Saying yes to what life brings you then is to practice the art of receiving.
And what of giving? Again the Law of Giving cards provide the answer…“I promise to give without expectation of reciprocity, to the channels I enrich because I know I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.”
Breathe in and receive. Breathe out and give. The dynamic flow of giving and receiving. It’s something we do countless times each day.
The art of receiving is literally right under our nose.
Sit on that truth during your next Sit.