Here is a quote, “This world is . . . more than the beating of the single heart. It’s praising. It’s giving until the giving feels like receiving” [source] It reminds me there is a spiritual side of giving in relationship that may not always be apparent.
You see, relationship is connection. And giving is the life-giving nutrient that binds people at either end of that connection. Why life-giving? You ask. All relationships need nurturing. Without giving, relationships wilt. Conversely, with it, the result may touch our souls.
Sure, it may seem at first glance, an act of sacrifice on the part of the giver. Why do I always have to be the one to give! But as in any mutual relationship, the act of giving will get something in return (trust me on this). Be it, satisfaction, growth, or other attainments. In a sense, the giver becomes the receiver, and vice versa.
A selfish persons, on the other hand, misses out on the opportunity. They may do the minimum or token gesture. What they will miss is the genuine opportunity to nurture oneself, to learn, to love, and to finding our purpose. So keep on giving until it feels like receiving. Then give some more. You will be a rich person spiritually speaking.
Have you experienced this level of giving?