This month I am participating in Deepak Chopra’s 21 day meditation challenge. The meditation for today was on Giving. In the visualization, the leader suggested that we think of a tangible object that means everything to us. I could really only think of one thing – my house key. I know it sounds silly – not my wedding ring, not pictures of my family – my house key. But to me, having my own key has always meant that I belong – that I am someone. And now that we are in imminent danger of losing our house, I suppose that key means even more.
In the next part of the visualization, the leader suggested that we give our object to someone who we love dearly. I realized that in handing over the key to my house, I was also handing over the key to my heart. And since the person I love dearly is my husband, I knew that he would always let me in, even if I didn’t have the key.
All this reminded me of a song I learned a long time ago. The Magic Penny:
And it’s true – love is something if you give it away, you end up having more.
Who can you give love to today?