Although I aspire to give without expectations, I know I’m not able to do so fully at the present time.
There’s so much I give freely without a second thought. For example, each year, I carefully write 40,000 – 60,000 words on Always Well Within as a gift from my heart, nearly an entire traditional-length manuscript.
But other times, after giving, I go into an emotional nosedive when I don’t get the response I unknowingly craved.
Does that happen to you sometimes too?
A recent epiphany, after a bout of giving, uncovered how deeply I wanted to be seen, heard, and acknowledged in return for all that I shared. Of course, that’s not my sole motivation. But I acknowledge there’s an unresolved wound that sometimes drives me, without my knowledge, until I feel a sting.