Friday, May 8, 2009

Sharing Human Kindness

A good heart for me is the heart that is full of kindness. Not only that but a good heart is the heart that can also spread kindness to other people. I always believe that in every kindness lies another kindness. If you can forward your kindness to other people, I'm sure you'll eventually get it back to you. One kind action leads to another.
I like the sentence on the article below when it says "Tolerance, acceptance and understanding of each other are all primary factors for living together on our very fragile Earth planet.". I'm completely agree on this sentence. The weekend can always be a time in which you can meet a lot of people, the one you already knew or those whom you've never met before. This weekend, my task is to spread kindness to all the people around me. As far as I know no kindness is ever wasted. Don't think before you do it...Just be kind=)

The Importance of Sharing Human Kindness

Kindness is one of the most important and fascinating qualities of our human experience. It is gratifying to watch as humans share their love, generosity and good nature. It is sad that this quality seems to be most evident on our planet only when there is a crisis. That is when people easily reach out to one another with no barriers to race or color or religion. It is interesting that this quality lies dormant for much of our humanity other than at those times. It is as if kindness is to be used on certain occasions like an outfit that you wear on Sunday only. During the crisis it emerges in full force. As soon as the crisis is over many of these same people go back to being a person that is full of prejudice, anger and resentment.
How and why humanity can activate kindness at will and then conveniently put it away is a mystery. What is it about a crisis situation that awakens the kindness and compassion within us? It may be that when the crisis occurs whether it is physical, mental, emotional, financial or some universal catastrophe, it is an opportunity for humanity to awaken to its true nature which has kindness and compassion fully integrated. It is after the crisis is over that humanity must continue to pay attention and be aware of the importance of human kindness.

Tolerance, acceptance and understanding of each other are all primary factors for living together on our very fragile Earth planet. Centuries of culture has created many different facets of civilization. We can be living next door to someone whose cultural background is completely opposite of our own. Every person has an obligation to be kind and to accept that we are all diverse with a different set of values and a different cultural background. All we are being asked to do is respect the differences and go from there. Most of humanity does strive to live peacefully with others and are drawn to areas where they can feel comfortable with their neighbors. As much as it is natural for people to want to live with kindred spirits and create a safe and peaceful home base for themselves and their family, this will not always be possible going forward.

As the world's population continues to escalate and we become more globally connected, humanity will be living much closer and with different cultures and nationalities. First, second and third world countries are coming together and all of them wanting freedom and the good life. Because of this phenomenon, compassion and human kindness are becoming very necessary qualities for our planet to continue to exist with peace and harmony. Each person must take that spiritual aspect of themselves that emerges when they join hands in a religious service on Sunday and bring that into their lives Monday through Saturday. It is not enough to sing out "let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me" at our church service and then be opinionated, angry and resentful for the rest of the week. It is not enough to be kind only when our planet is experiencing a crisis. Every day there is a crisis somewhere and human kindness is the antidote. Let our compassion and human kindness show through in all that we think, say and do.

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate -Albert Schweitzer-

(source from By Maria Francesca Triliegi, - images from justbesplendid.tumblr)


Anonymous said...

Kindness can be fleeting...that's a quote from someone! I've experienced kindness from people that used to show disdain towards me, then once the crisis was over, it reverted to resentment. Who knows?

Anonymous said...

I love kindness. I do my best to give it whenever I can. It is one of the reasons I love my job. All the nice customers that come into the store on a daily basis is one of the big reasons I am still there. I do believe that what goes around comes around. Great post!

boya arsila said...

Hi Rain & Michelle..I'm a believer of good karma..and I agree with what you say that what goes around comes around. And I think we have to be able to spread kindness to all the poeple