Fully receive: Without putting up walls, by opening my senses, by opening my heart, by allowing the gift of another to touch me, by allowing the words of another to be true.
Fully give: Without an agenda, without expecting any reply or gratitude, by opening my heart, and by pouring my essence into the gift.
I find both of these to be very challenging. Allowing the gift of another to touch me, well, this threatens my lack of self-worth, and up go the walls. Giving to another without any expectation of gratitude feels like pretending.
Can I really be so open to let in the loving words of others?
Can I really be so egoless as to not desire gratitude?
Do I need to be these things?