I wonder if a flower ever gets worn out from being beautiful all the time or if a dog ever gets overwhelmed from constantly being perky and attentive to his owner’s every move?
Probably not. Flowers and dogs seem to give, give, give. Both radiating joy without much need of anything in return except for some water, food and a bit of attention. Even without much attention they share their beauty and love with the world. No questions asked, they share their gifts with the world willingly.
Completely the opposite of humans. The thing is we aren’t like flowers or dogs because when all we do is shine bright and wag our tails for others it catches up with us draining our well dry. When we give, give, give we become overwhelmed, exhausted to the point of confusion, spent. Then there is the whole issue of humans not feeling worthy to receive leaving their needs to be put on hold due to feelings of guilt and a basic discomfort from being the recipient.
When we humans recognize the undeniable value of receiving and realize that the feelings of unworthiness and guilt are only blocking us from really seeing the beauty of the rose and experience the unconditional love of a four footed friend.
Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. She is also a co-facilitator at Seattle Life Coach Training (www.seattlelifecoachtraining.com) You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com