Mary O’Malley – We have been exploring the many faces of kindness for it is what will guide us through this time of chaos. This urge toward kindness has been nestled in the heart of every religion, oftentimes showing up as the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
I was once at a retreat center where there was a huge poster on the wall and the Golden Rule was written in the language of all the great religions. It touched me deeply. If you Google it, you will see that the first record of the golden rule was in 2040 BC! And yet it’s only now gaining a lasting foothold in so many people’s lives. Continue reading “Kindness for You”
Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth. – C. A. Bartol
Anna Rodgers – As we enter into the ‘silly season’ I felt inspired to write about what I wish Christmas could mean for everyone.
In a world where we have so much focus on material goods, (and never is this more obvious than at Christmas time) I think its time to touch on something that is far more important.
And that is, have you ever thought about what exactly the true meaning of Christmas might be? What do you think it is? Being with family and friends? Eating a lot of good food or going away somewhere nice? Yes it can be all of that, but for me, it is more about giving.
Not the giving of expensive presents to family members and friends, but instead, giving to those that need it most.
Yes, I know that is a cliche, but its a valid one, and it is so very important right now. Continue reading “In A World Focused On Material Goods At Christmas – It’s Time To Touch On Something More Important”
Tanaaz – The world can seem like a cruel place sometimes, but it is important not to dwell here. Instead, it is important to focus on the kind actions that take place every single moment of every single day.
The more we focus on the negative and cruel aspects of the world, the more we feed into this type of energy. Instead, we need to focus on the positives and feed this energy in order for it to grow and expand.
This doesn’t mean we turn a blind eye to the injustices of the world, but instead it means that we focus on change and productive resolutions, rather than getting stuck into whose to blame and how corrupt things are.
This is not an easy thing to do, especially when we switch on the news and all there is to see is terrible devastation, war, famines, and pain. Continue reading “How To Be Kind In A Sometimes Cruel World”
Wayne – This wonderful story of a community coming together, regardless or race, to praise a young man for his efforts will leave you with a warm heart.
Justin Korva walked nearly three miles to work, back and forth, each day as a responsible young man who was trying to make something out of life instead of staying at home, playing video games, and getting into trouble.
Andy Mitchell picked up Justin on his way to work one morning and as they were talking, Mitchell found out that his passenger didn’t have a car. At that point, he developed a strong urge to help Justin by trying to get him a car. Continue reading “He Walked Three Miles to Work Everyday”
AA Uriel – Be kind to each other, practice compassion with everyone, live with acceptance of yourself and others. Live within the fullness of your power and perfection in each moment. When you use kindness in your interactions with others you give them the gifts of acceptance, love and compassion.
Kindness is more than being nice to others, it is a state of spiritual awareness, where you lead with your spiritual nature, speaking from you divinity to others’ divine selves, becoming a shining light for others to see. When you are kind to others your light shines more brightly than any darkness around you.
Being kind to others, no matter what they are doing or have done to you, allows you to stay in your power, maintain your energy boundaries, and to choose how you will interact with everyone around you.
Kindness engages your human/divine partnership, which is the highest expression of your light. Through it you express your mastery and you see the unlimited potentials for every situation.
Continue reading “Be Kind to One Another”