Do’s and Don’ts of Gift Giving- An Analysis

There are almost as many misconceptions about the meaning of gift giving as there are about giving great gifts. That is because the two are interconnected. We cannot truly give great gifts until we have liberated ourselves from the thought that our gifting must conform to certain traditions and rules of gifting. This is a liberating reality that, when applied properly, can lead to the best gifts you have ever given.Link

Have you ever heard someone TELL you the meaning of gift giving (as if they are in touch with a secret voice that you are not)? The fact of the matter is that no one has the right to tell you about the TRUE meaning of gift giving. This is not a matter of rights, necessarily but of understanding, an understanding that can set you free.

You see, someone might tell you that giving gifts is something that we do in order to assert ourselves (in some degree through power) or that gifts are never actually given but rather are expressions of yourself.

But these are not always and necessarily the case. That is because, at the end of the day, you, and I, and everyone else have the power and the freedom to make gift giving about whatever we want. No one can dictate that for us, because it exists in the profound solitude of your mind.

If you want to make gift giving about tradition then go for it. You have my blessing, not that you needed it. If you want to give gifts because your family has always done it or because it was special to you as a child, then who has the authority to say that that is wrong? No one does.

The liberating truth about the nature of gifts is that we get to decide for ourselves why we are giving them. No one can take that from you, although they can form it, because it exists in your mind.