Give and Take

The other side of giving is taking….Giving needs taking to complete it. ~¬†Anonymous. Today’s Gift: Daily Meditations for Families (Hazelden Meditation Series) (Kindle Locations 3138-3141). Hazelden Publishing.

When I adopt responsibility
for rescuing the world or one or two
or three thousand people in it
I create a top-heavy burden
that craters to the bottom,
inert, lethargic, useless.
I am not able to rescue the world
of anyone or ones.
But if I am rescued as I rescue,
if I receive as I give,
equilibrium is restored
and by rescuing I allow others
to rescue me so instead on a
worthless leaden hulk
I allow the creation of
equilibrium and reciprocal

43834615 - balance between large gold and steel spheres. 3d illustration on a grey background.