The Simultaneity of Gifting and Receiving

September 23, 2015 — 4 Comments

One of the laws of the universe is ask and you shall receive.
You’ve heard of this, yes?

Yet how often do we truly ask?

And if we do ask for something, how often do we feel guilty or shameful or undeserving?

In this TED Talk on “The Art of Asking”, Amanda Palmer talks about connecting with people through the very act of asking. And the power of asking from a space of raw vulnerability.

When we ask of the universe and of others, there is a softness and beauty of the simultaneity of gifting and receiving that can occur. It’s not about being deserving and having to do something to earn it. What if it’s as simple as truly being us and just asking?

As Amanda says, what if we could “face each other and give and receive fearlessly?”

Check out this video for more on the power of asking, and what can show up when we are willing to be seen and truly see others.

4 responses to The Simultaneity of Gifting and Receiving

  1. 

    Thank you Dr Dain, all of those are very inspiring. Thankyou for your generous sharing, caring & time.

  2. 

    So inspiring to see people creating what they know is possible in the world and receiving contribution from all over. Beautiful!

  3. 

    ty…..loved seeing again.
    just found this book she developed from this talk; http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Asking-Learned-Worrying/dp/1455581089
    what else is possible now?

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