A Desert Drained



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The words “I have nothing left to give” is familiar rhetoric. Everyone is familiar with feeling like a desert, dry and parched.

It creeps upon you when it seems like there is no light at the end of your tunnel. It blinds you and pulls you into an abyss which appears bottomless.

What makes the feeling so cloying is that despite it, you still have to go on with your daily activities. So saying, you cannot imagine giving to others when you have nothing in store yourself.

The truth is, you have more compassion, love and gratitude in you to give than you imagine. What you may not realize is that you are being “Actively Lazy.”You stem your abysmal feelings by drowning yourself in work or other activities, and become too busy to give.

You do not see that your concerns are minor relative to those of others. The only way to replenish your supply is by giving of yourself. Then again, have awareness of the “drainer”, a toxic person who continuously uses your emotional supply without replenishing it. Avoid stretching your resources for him.

You have a lot to give, if you keep giving thoughtfully. This Haiku explains it all.

Desert drained and parched
The hardened ground with no plants…..
Rain’s hand brings to life.

Haiku by Michelle Liew Tsui-Lin (Author of this post)

 


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