We seem to be living in a world of stress, conflict, tantrums, pushiness and more tantrums. I sometimes brush up against unpleasant actions when I have left the world of consciousness and unaware of my judgmental and negative thinking.
Still, there is my physical being-ness and my non-physical being-ness. Both aspects of me continually create with or without my acknowledgement. I can participate whenever I am conscious. It is a mysterious adventure for me. I am beyond imagination in possibilities and yet held to the earth by gravity. In the quiet of my life I remember to listen and respond to both. When I do, i feel I am content.
It is in this way I have the ability to be kind. Kindness lives with happiness and love. It is magical, strong, compassionate and curious without judgment.
On this cold December day, here are paths to kindness:
- Look within yourself for kindness. Know you are more than body, and within this knowledge you are able to be kind to yourself. Be your best friend. Respect yourself and you will respect others. Be kind to yourself and you will naturally be kind to others. Be kind to yourself and you will brush off acts of unkindness like dust off a table.
- Courage to be kind means letting go of what is interpreted as unkind acts towards you. You can interpret the actions of someone cutting in front of you as unkind. They may be totally enveloped in a private struggle and not even be aware of cutting in. Courage to be kind remembers to be thankful for the support you have from your best friend, you, and merrily go on to the next activity without giving it a thought. You may even offer a sincere smile of good-will and let it go.
- Be kind to those who are unkind. They do not know what they are doing. They are unconscious. Stay with the next present moment and move on to the happy life you have. It takes courage to let go. It is the only way to build a happy lifestyle.
Our lives will consist of important moments when our physical self takes note of our non-physical self. These are the best moments of our life and can take place any time, any place, with or without others. On this cold day, bring the warmth of unity within yourself. Take time to be kind.
Best to you, Barbara
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