I routinely receive inspiration or solutions to problems during the state between sleeping and waking. Fall 2012 was a really rough time. I won't go into detail, but one night I heard this clearly:
You are whole. You are not broken. Give. And give up.
After being struck by the beauty and simplicity of the message (and being the annoyingly nondefeatist person I am), I immediately tried to figure out the "give up" part. It occurred to me that it could be give ____ [love] and give up ____ [love; offer up love]. But as the words crop up for me again and again, I think it's better to leave them as they are.
The message occurs to me frequently during Quaker meeting for worship. I have never shared them vocally.* I have considered, however, that were I to broadcast them more widely, others may find these words helpful. So, dear reader: take this message and use it when needed. It is for you.
*"Sometimes a message is not ripe yet, or comes clearly but is meant only for the person receiving it, not for the group. If you have to decide weather it is right to speak, consider that it isn't. If the words you have been given are important, the Meeting will find them anyway." (Faith and Practice, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, 2013, p. 36)