I’ve often had a vision of a girl extending her handful of flowers, but the world was too busy to take notice. Do you ever feel that way?
It’s easy to get discouraged in a world that is running a thousand miles a minute, work to accomplish, places to be and meals to tend to. It’s easy to think why bother, when no one bothers back.
Honestly, I face moments like that until I hear a little bird’s twill that reminds me as it always has that the world is a much brighter place when living from love:Kindness begets kindness.
Leadership trainer Lance Secretan wrote to accompany the Kindness SPIRIT@WORK® Card,
“The ancient Greeks called it Agape: in Sanskirt it is Maitri: and Metta in Pali. The English term is loving-kindness. Serving others and practicing loving kindness may not be the first image that springs to mind when we think about corporate executives or leaders of organizations. But it should be. Let’s make it so.”
When I am living from a kindness state-of-being, kindness oozes instead of trickles. I don’t wait for acknowledgement. I give it generously and happily in service. I can only do that when I am living in the present to Love. When I am aware of the Love that occupies my being and created the Universe, rather than measuring myself based on outer approval or performance, there is no shortage of kindness, the overflow and extension of love.
How do you nurture a kindness state-of-being?