So much of how we understand the world right now is in terms of "scarcity", and the idea that "there aren't resources to care for everyone's needs". One of the most radical - and perhaps very diffiult to digest for me - in both Nonviolent Communication and sublimewe, is the idea of abundance, the idea that there is enough for each of us to be taken care of.
This is something I am still negotiating and on some says it is really hard to believe this, especially when I think of an object, or a service, or some form of care or self-care, that I am really longing for, which I am not in the position to pay for as of now. Often this happens when I am attached to a strategy; if, for example, I imagine that my need for care can only be met through a nice long massage or a holiday in the hills (and oh, how I do long for both!). But when I step away from my chosen strategies and open myself up to new ways of receiving, I usually find that there is enough.
Today is one such day, where I was short of handy cash. Someone standing next to me in line for coffee offered to pay, with a total refusal of "reciprocity", as I understand it. She had a preference for me passing on the favour to someone else: a currency of Generosity, perhaps.
I am still not sure how this negotiates with real world problems like poverty and food "shortage" (or misdirection). But this experience gives me much to tihnk about today. For today, I can say this with greater belief and sureness: "I am taken care of. I am enough. I have enough."
Have you ever experienced exchanges in the currency of Generosity?
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