Circles of Sharing
Is it really better to give than to receive?
Jo Ann Lordahl explores those conflicting emotions we experience as adults when we try to accept gracefully,take (or ask for) what we need and deserve, allow others to take from us, and give with a purity of action.
Lordahl’s insightful interviews disclose countless memories of birthday, holiday, and special occasion gifts that missed the mark. Why do we carry with us through the growing years memories of the wrong doll under the Christmas tree or the perfectly planned present that hurt or angered rather than elicited pleasure? Or we call up fondly the memory of the doctor’s kit with the candy pills and the jack-in-the-box and its hand-cranked music?
Beneath our material culture lies the truth of who we are, what we really want, and how best we can find and share the person we truly are with those who reflect and value that inner spirit. Seek and you shall find what it is you want, what it is you have to give, and how to receive what is given to you.