“As long as you’re giving, you will be receiving.” – Deepak Chopra

Holistic health advocate and author Deepak Chopra says he aims to give to everyone he comes into contact with—a prayer, a blessing, laughter, a compliment, something. According to him, “As long as you’re giving, you will be receiving.” We are drawn to those who share their light with us, as it helps recharge us so that we can give energy—in the form of kindness, understanding and love—to others.


One of my earliest memories is one I which I’m sitting with my church preschool classmates, all of us holding up our index fingers and singing “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.” I recall feeling happy and warm—a deep sense of contentment and awareness. Though I couldn’t have articulated it at age four, learning that I had a light in me that could brighten the lives of others offered me a deep sense of receiving.


Sunday Journal Prompt

Whom can you give to today? How can you share your light with others?




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