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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.

Having Someone’s Back

April 18, 2014 — 4 Comments

What does it mean to have someones back? I’ve been exploring this a lot lately, in my own life…

I am so blessed with having people around me that truly has my back. It it is one of the greatest gifts and miracles of my living. The awe I have for what can open up when someone has your back, grows every single day.

So what does it mean?

Well, when someone has your back, they don’t require or expect you to be perfect. They’re present with you whatever you choose in those ten seconds. The good, the bad and the ugly. All of it.

People that truly have your back recognize the greatness of you even during the moments you’re not willing to know or choose it.

And that, my friends, creates the space that allows YOU to see it again and choose it and be it again.

In that moment, the world changes.

What if you were willing to be that for someone today?

What if you were even willing to be that for … you?

– Dain