If I were the most selfish person in the world, I would adopt a broader posture of receptiveness. There is so much being offered on an ongoing basis, offerings that truly feed, nurture, and sustain us - from the skin to the marrow, from our most peripheral being to our deepest core. Commonplace benedictions. And what is given is given so freely, so with an open hand, so unencumbered by condition, expectation, agenda. I hope that where it is beneficial, may the participation in this receptivity flourish, may we learn to receive with that same open hand, and may we genuinely comprehend that in this reciprocal almsing it is the same hand that both bestows and receives. If I were the most selfish person in the world, I would adopt a broader posture of receptiveness, because it works.