o me being kind is an act of courage. Courage to challenge your own beliefs, values and that of the society. Courage to take that first step to lift someone’s life. Courage to give more and receive less. And the courage to see someone happy.
We humans are culturally motivated to be competitive. Somehow we have come to learn that life is a game and only the fittest can survive and win. In such a scenario, cultivating kindness can not only be difficult and contradictory but a weak and losing theory to accept.
To recognize that every soul is equal in every which way, requires accepting a radically different approach towards life.
It means breaking the barriers of conventional thinking based on fear, pride and ego to skillfully embrace the seemingly tender yet powerful values of love and respect for one another. It means pushing yourself from the mundane mode of robotic lifestyle to step aside and do the most humble act. It requires a joyful eagerness to think about someone other than you.
kindness has the incredible power to change the world. As Mahatma Gandhi said
“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”
One small act of kindness on your part will rekindle and awaken a feeling of goodness and gratitude in the recipient. Which can then initiate multiple acts of kind deeds.
Let’s begin in our own small way to be this change. Lets fearlessly be who we truly are – and become true ambassadors of leading this goodness chain.
Caring, compassion, friendliness, empathy, gratitude, patience are just some of the many different forms through which kindness can be expressed. Every experience, every challenge, every moment is your opportunity – in which way do you wish to be kind today ?
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