: Express :

What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find-

– Post inspired by a conversation recently, discussing compassion, kindness and intention. Nothing groundbreaking to be found below, just a few thoughts that really stood out to me personally and I hope they inspire you as well. The conversation started with one seemingly simple question: How can we communicate good intentions in our community, without them seeming woefully self-serving?

When we express genuine compassion and kindness, maybe leaving a note in your child’s Star wars lunchbox letting him know you packed a few extra cookies just for him? It’s your good intentions, not just your nice behavior, that significantly improves their day.

When we express ourselves openly, and smile, it truly feels awesome doing nice things for someone else. Although we need to be sure to let them know the “behind the scenes” feelings that are driving our actions. I tried a little thought experiment recently where, for example, instead of simply serving up a tried and true yoga routine for a friend. Rather, I said, “I know how much you love hip openers after a long weekend of riding, so I crafted this series just for you.” Our tone and physical gestures can communicate a wide variety of messages, so it pays to pay attention to them.

Daily Meditation:

The more opportunities we explore to convey goodwill towards others – Family, friends, co-workers, some random rider or fellow classmates – The more the better! I suppose it all boils down to this: Being able to improve physical experiences, simply, by expressing compassion and kindness.

:Seva: For the Heartland

CultFit Express

6 Comments on “: Express :”

  1. mishedup says:

    That’s very interesting…we are so often told to do these things quietly, not bringing any attention to ourselves, and I think that’s true, but in the yoga example, you just taught your friend the power of thoughtfulness and compassion, and who knows what he will do for the next person and on and on. You weren’t saying “look how great I am,” you said “look how much you mean to me” and “look how simple it is to do something kind for someone else….”
    i’m not sure i am saying this right, but it definitely makes me think.

    • CultFit says:

      One of my many posts where getting my thought(s) out is awkward to say the very least 😉
      All I could ever ask, is that we take a moment during the day to pause and think, and I sincerely appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts.
      I hope you are having a wonderful day – Take care and be well!

  2. sittingpugs says:

    Synchronous. I had this post open in a tab but had not read it nor really paid attention to the photo. Then, I was suddenly inspired to write, so I did. Et voila! a beach!

    perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find
    — I periodically find myself mired in the irony of asking for so little that ends up being a lot. It’s like wishing for world peace instead of a beluga whale or straight A’s or the like. The more “simple” and “not that much” I think I”m asking the universe for, the more multifaceted those wishes truly are. Always seeking the horizon instead of the ground in front of one’s feet.

    • CultFit says:

      ” … Always seeking the horizon instead of the ground in front of one’s feet.” This is a very delicate and vulnerable observation you have made, and by simply recognizing that the small things if life are dense with love and meaning is truly, well – Awesome!
      And I fully confide in you that I truly enjoy your blog and wonderful posts – Be inspired!

  3. Reena Davis says:

    Loving kindness is what it’s all about!

    • CultFit says:

      There’s no excuse for falling behind on comments, especially when you take a moment of your time to spend it here. Thank you my friend for your continued support and loving kindness!

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