Daily Archives: April 14, 2012

K is for Kindness

Kindness

1. The quality of being friendly, generous, charitable, considerate, warmhearted, tender, humane, and sympathetic.
2. A kind act.

I like how the definition is part state of being and part action.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~Dalai Lama

It’s difficult for me to separate kindness from compassion, they are so closely, directly linked for me, and as such, kindness is one of my core values. I could say as the Dalai Lama does, that it is my religion.

I am really good at being kind to others, but not so great at doing the same for myself. And it is so important to be kind and gentle with ourselves, to have this foundation from which we can love and serve others.

Take a good look at yourself in the mirror. Allow yourself to soften, to smile, to feel your full measure of love, surrender to it. Be kind.

You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~Buddha