Have you ever thought about what kindness is and where it comes from. Many of us have learned to describe it as being opposite of rude or hostile. Each of us may have a different definition to describe kindness in our own ways, however, there may be a universal description that will be conclusive of all.
Kindness is expressing love and compassion through our actions. Helping others without them needing to ask. KINDNESS brings resolution to a conflict when we give up the interest to be RIGHT. It brings a rainbow to someone’s cloud. Kindness is love in action without reasons and barriers that our left brain produces in order to convince us that there are no logical reasons to be kind without personal benefits. Kindness is that magical act that transforms everything for better, it breaks down the barriers and warms up our heart beyond interpretation of any language.
We are created with kindness as our universal default. It is impossible to find any infant to be unkind to him/herself or others. However, at one time or another we learn to be unkind in an attempt to protect ourselves from a physical or emotional threat as FEAR teaches us to be unkind. This repeats itself as we grow up to be rude and hostile behavior.
Mostly, the threat is falsely interpreted on some misaligned assumption to protect the ego that we are less than some measuring bar that supposedly is considered to be whole. The mirage of believing that we are not whole drives us to be rude and hostile. The satisfaction in experiencing wholeness will bring us back to our roots of being kind. In this path of confusion and
misunderstanding we will never find wholeness and understanding since our wholeness is independent from the ego and comes when we give up all measuring bars proposed by our limited left brain.
When we realize that wholeness requires all brain and can not be possibly analyzed by partial analytical mind, we find kindness. They say Compassion is the glue that brings right and left brain together in order to act as whole. In a way we act with kindness
when we are compassionate. Once we find comfort in knowing the truth that, when people are rude they do not define you but they reveal themselves to show how afraid they are, we learn to be kind toward unkind people since they need it most.
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; Kindness in your face. Kindness in your eyes. Kindness in your smile.” – Mother Teresa
Studies have shown that in any act of kindness, the immune system of the giver and receiver are equally strengthened. What may be amazing to know is that; even the immune system of the observer watching the act of kindness is raised to some level.
So how can we find more opportunities to be kind? We always find what we look for. To be kind requires a conscious decision of wanting to be kind by removing all the barriers that have reprogrammed us for not being kind.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama
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