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People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway-
I have perseverated on this blog post for weeks. There are at least 15 drafts of it. I can’t put my finger on why it’s been so hard for me to finish and click *publish*. In essence this is really a simple post:
I value kindness. …
Being kind functions as a mindfulness action for me personally, kindness after all is my daily meditation whilst enjoy an apple during a cool afternoon walk. If I can take but a tiny step away from the emotion(s) of the moment and see myself separate from the world spinning around me, only then in this tender moment, do I embrace the chance to act in my best interest, and not just reacting.
To be kind. To forgo the thrill of the harsh joke, making fun, judging and taking advantage of others, reveling in the ensuing laugh in favor of kindness.
Or maybe the reason I was reluctant to open my heart to you was because those of you who follow my blog or know me in real life, know how far short of kindness, I repeatedly trip and fall, daily. Kindness is as subtle as a leaf underfoot, so easily forgotten and trampled …
And I lack subtlety.
Daily Kindness Meditation:
To bring into your heart …
“If you can, help and serve others, but if you can’t at least don’t harm them; then in the end you will feel no regret.”