[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Laurie Hansen of the CTL.]
Hilary Hart of Ode Magazine says “Receiving is harder than giving, but can lead to even greater personal and spiritual growth.”
As Will mentioned, we like to consider our nuggets of information here on the blog as golden gifts to our readers. Hart asserts that “being part of a community in which we can give and receive free of stigma, guilt and power dynamics is key to an enriching and balanced life.”
The article also includes scientific research to support this, saying “Jordan Grafman, a senior investigator specializing in cognitive neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Washington, D.C., led a team that monitored the brain activity of volunteers. The study suggests that giving is hardwired into our brains, making us feel good about doing good.”
Practice receiving. It’s good for you!