Friday, November 4, 2011

Kindness as a Core Quality of Happiness

I believe in being kind. In every interaction I take, be it with friends, strangers or those who are less than kind to me, I try to be consistently kind with everyone.

I believe this is a big part of why I'm happy. In holistic studies - be it buddhism, spiritualism, yoga or others - there is often the concept of the mirror. One way that I like to teach it is if the mirror is explored we place a mirror up to ourselves as we speak to another, thereby, speaking to another as ourselves. We then treat ourselves AND the other with kindness - thereby loving ourselves and the other both separately AND as one.

Think of how loving, kind and happy the world would be if we all treated ourselves and those around us with kindness. Now how about we make that happen one day at a time? I'm in:)

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