In order to receive, there has to be room. So, in order for good things to flow in, one has to release so that space is available for the new or beneficial. Releasing and receiving are are pair; they are inseparable. Only living from one actually negates the other.
In meditation, attention on the release of the breath on the exhale is just as important as attention on the in-breath. Conscious breathing is the whole circuit, and conscious participation in the wholeness of the circuitry. Give it a try!
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