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The Art of Receiving: The Greatest Act of Generosity

The Art of Receiving: The Greatest Act of Generosity, by Rakel Chafir. Photograph of two hands outreached by Sebastian Dumitru
Photograph by Sebastian Dumitru

Whether it’s money, love, support, a meal, or even an orgasm, receiving fully allows for vulnerability and nurturing which enhances your wellbeing

When I recently offered to help a friend struggling with money during the pandemic, I realized just how tough it can be for some of us to receive from others. Not only did my friend politely decline my offer, but she also made sure I got the message that she had never asked for my help in the first place.

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