Though tradition tells us that, should we find ourselves in the presence of a higher being, it is wise to ask for our heart’s desires without hesitation, Sadhguru cautions us that receiving a gift for which one is not evolved enough to receive will only bring trouble for both giver and receiver. If you give a ton of gold to an ant, he explains, it will not make him rich – it will crush him.

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