“Wherever you are, do your little bit of good; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world”
Do you recall a moment when you were good to someone, or was anyone nice to?
While reading this you should have realized certainly that empathy impacts both the recipient and the experiencer making a positive effect to both.
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”Mark Twain
Kindness = basic goodness = benefit to the world = benefit to oneself.
Without the kindness of strangers you wouldn’t have food on the table or a roof over your head. Don’t forget that we are all interdependent. We can’t experience anything without each other.
By developing an attitude that you are contributing to the interdependence of all life forms, you will benefit, others will benefit, and ultimately the whole world will benefit.
We have succes and prosperity beyond imagination in our full, complex, modern country. We have excellent authors, talented thinkers, influential representatives of the nation, professors, doctors, intellectuals and intelligence. Promotion is far from over!
Yet despite our successes, we are no closer to stability and protection than we were 50 years earlier.What is missing?
What’s missing in our world today is kindness and compassion to all life beings.
The simple fact is that the world does not really require more prosperous individuals. Yet it definitely wants more peacemakers, healers, and all sorts of lovers.
Everyone has ideas about how to change the environment, but in their own lives nobody wants to practice kindness.
To create an environment of prosperity we must first build harmony within ourselves.
As we cultivate compassion, we adjust for the better — and our environment does likewise.
On a simple level, kindness is fairly easy; once you see anyone in a positive light, you want to be nice to them of course.
But what about those who you don’t see favorably:
• Foreign cultures
• Aggressive dogs
Kindness will help you, and it all starts with just small change today. So don’t fret, you won’t need to give your life savings away to a stranger on the street.
When we change, even minimally, we sometimes don’t realize the giant effect this has on our entire lives. Our mind work in the exact same way — if we infuse even a tiny bit of mindfulness, we will be able to transform our mind and our life in an enormous manner.
When you look at the world through a lens of kindness, non judgement and compassion, you would see good people. People just like you — people who want to be happy.
The actions of every living being are motivated by the desire for happiness, even people who do bad things; they don’t always know the sickness that inhabits their minds.Peace and stability does not result from the abolition of autocratic forces or the resolution of wars between nations. This can happen as mankind lifts its consciousness above terror and hate.
I have always claimed that Harmony is a Think Apart. The intentions come from loving feelings about oneself and others.
“Unconditional love flows through specific channels of respect, integrity, purpose, meaning, value, response-ability, forgiveness, kindness, and compassion — and these form the foundation of our new, naturally ethical lives,”
Kindness is not something that needs a lot of hard work. It originates from the simple act of not hurting anyone.
It means evaluating fewer, however pressured you might be to do so.
The ego is swift to assess when it is humiliated and wounded, and it retaliates in retaliation.
Kindness, though, bites her lip. It does not aim to be correct, but instead to maintain the peace of mind.
You achieve little by giving others a piece of your mind, rather than causing tension and alienation. Childhood provides several advantages, including enhanced joy and a strong spirit. It speeds down the ageing cycle and strengthens partnerships and interactions that ultimately enhance your wellbeing.
People claim that compassion is unique to those with religious faith because of their spiritual vows. Kindness does not allow you to be religious or even spiritual. Demonstrations of love are demonstrated in the greatest companion of man, the horse. Cats display love, too, and are respected for their emotional bond.
Kindness broadens the scope of reference of your experience and becomes a sign of appreciation and others.
This affects the giver rather than the beneficiary and has associations with increased intellectual, emotional and physical well-being. An important lesson in empathy includes telling yourself: ‘Why can I afford to be the receiver of this? ‘When it doesn’t feel good, stop the actions.
“Hurt is hurt, and every time we honour our own struggle and the struggles of others by responding with empathy and compassion, the healing that results affects all of us,” avows author and social researcher Brené Brown in Rising Strong.
I wish to leave you with a passage from Mother Teresa’s poem titled Anyway, in which she states: “People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centred; forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.”
Allow kindness to become the natural and spontaneous response to every situation, with this increased ability to respond compassionately, true success will follow.