Everybody Gains

When you feel called upon to give love to someone your ego tells you is undeserving, you feel a sense of sacrifice, as though you are “losing” something by giving it. Just the opposite, however, is true. It was only your feeling deprived of love that made you reluctant to give it. But in the act of giving you now discover what you didn’t know you had. A brother never asks of you what you would not benefit from by giving it. It is not possible for one to lose while another gains. Giving and receiving are the same. It is all an exchange within our one Self, a mutual satisfying of every need or desire we perceive to have. Recognize this and you have taken a giant stride toward accepting the reality of our Oneness.