Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day 15: Give to get

This morning, I go to a yoga class with 60 or so of us packed like sardines. I cannot help wondering what these people do for a living. Why are they doing yoga at 9:30 on a productive weekday? Squeezing between two yoga witches, who glare at me for invading their personal space bubble, I smile sweetly and send them auras of love. I use telepathy to convey the secret - you must give to get. They are not telepathic.

I philosophize while twisting myself into interesting shapes. Giving only works if someone is there to receive. I think back to when I was a junior most on a trading desk. At the beginning, I gave into a void. I floundered. I didn't know what I didn't know. Then, one day, I had someone who caught the ball I threw. So much fun! The ball went back and forth for years, until one day, it didn't. This hurt.

But that's life. You can always pick up another ball and start throwing until somebody starts catching it for you. If you don't give, you won't get. "It's the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance."

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