A Special Conversation on How to Give the Gift of Receiving
How can receiving be a selfless act? Cathy shares a special roundtable discussion with her mentors and friends David Sacks, Rabbi Shlomo Seidenfeld, and more about how to let yourself receive without guilt, how to prevent yourself from having the same fate as the Giving Tree, how to tell if your desire for growth is rooted in ego or the greater good, and how to plug into the infinite at all times.
Let go of your grievances. It’s not a loss, it’s a win. Those grievances were never your friends. Leave them by the side of the road and hit the gas. You have no idea how much lighter you’re going to feel.
We have all the wisdom that we need before we’re even born. Life isn’t about putting in wisdom, it’s about pulling out all the wisdom that we have.
All of us are created with a Gd shaped hole inside of us. It’s there so you can plug into the beyond. Gd gives us this gift of allowing us to unite with the infinite at all times.
With each path we choose, we bring more clarity into the world. It’s not about “Should I do it or not?” Instead, ask yourself the question, “Am I doing this to make my name greater in the world, or am I doing this to increase Gd’s light in the world?” That little moment of clarity is worth a zillion dollars. You’re purifying your soul and you’re not allowing the negative inclination to shut you down.
You can feel broke in some aspects of your life, but it doesn’t mean you’re broken. It doesn’t have to define you. It doesn’t have to limit you, it doesn’t have to diminish you.
The greatest gift that you can give to another person is to receive from them. It lets that person know they have something to give. It gives them the gift of dignity. Receiving is not a selfish endeavor. It’s the highest form of giving.
We can always do more, but it’s okay to arrive at the golden border of enough and say, “You know what? This is where I am now. And that’s okay.”
Each life has a ripple effect. Each person brings something to the table that reverberates in the world and contributes to the world in ways that are unfathomable to that person, but is palpable to the world.