Was a really long day yesterday! I got up at 8.30am… left home before 9am and got home close to 2am! Hence didn’t get to do meditation nor yoga…
The day started with sending Zayvier to school (and finally witnessing his separation anxiety the moment he burst into tears when my brother bade him goodbye… poor boy but he will be fine!) before heading off to the supplier to pick up a box of 160 salted eggs for the CNY bakes and then off we went to the shop!
Baking started at 10.30am! And I spent so many hours rolling the pineapple rolls or they call it, pineapple pillows!
Then I met up withCheryl Wongg sis for Starbucks! And we look forward to a year of harvest in 2018!
Back to the shop — I have never cracked so many salted eggs in my life before!!! Almost 100?! But the big golden orange yolks are so beautiful! So satisfying to lay them onto the tray as I look at the order board and feel so thrilled that I am helping them make money ok! ??? The golden yolks are like gold nuggets ???
Then we had the last session of KM study group at the shop! Grateful for the angels who turned up… ♥️
Last rule of KM: Re-invest the Karma
And I loved the open and friendly discussion we had about receiving… it’s an art to be a good giver, but also a practice to receive!
Because not everyone who asks for help gets the help unless they have the good karma! And therefore they have to reinvest, but who are we to question whether someone has the good karma or are creating the good karma if we have no intention to get hands on to help them?
Action still speaks louder than words!
So our game plan is… get hands on with KM! Go out there and actually do something constructive — skillfully and mindfully — to help someone.
It’s not just about the person needing help… there’s the trust and respect factor… there’s also many other aspects to consider…
For instance, if you treat the person as a close friend, you will “give it straight to them” because you care. If the person doesn’t take to it well, then back off.
But if you don’t even know the person well… you have to be considerate and sensitive to their needs, their boundaries and their feelings. After all, who are we to barge into their space and demand to help if they are not prepared or ready for help from a stranger or acquaintance?
Giving is an art… and receiving too. How can we be a generous, skillful and sensitive giver and also a gracious receiver?