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Reciprocity and Wholeness

Becoming a Sun

by David Karchere


This Week’s Quotation:

Reciprocity is the process by which people are initiated into their own wholeness. When your atmosphere of understanding surrounds the process, you can be the kind of person who heals the places where reciprocity is broken in your own life. You can be a person who invites others into your own full experience of reciprocity.

Becoming a Sun
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Reciprocity and Wholeness

David Karchere
David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

Here is the big idea that reciprocity brings to us:

A human life is fulfilled when a person embraces and appreciates the gifts that are given to them. And then gives back to the source of those gifts, and “pays it forward” to others.

Reciprocation implies that energy is going back and forth. There is something to receive and something to give. And if you don’t receive you have nothing to give.

Is there anything more primal than this in a human life?

So today, I invite you to open up more than ever before to what is being given to you. Start with your breath…and the inspiration for your thoughts…the spark of life within you… Appreciate the loving nature of life itself that gives you life. When you think about it, that is a pretty loving thing to do.

But don’t stop there. Of course, what we receive from other people is a mix. There can be so much you want to reject or walk away from. But within it all, there are gifts. Look for them. Cherish them. Receive them deeply.

This practice of being aware of the gifts you are being given kickstarts the healing properties of reciprocity. It begins the restoration of what might have become broken in your life.

So embrace what is given to you. Give back your joy. And pay it forward to the people you meet today.


What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

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