The Gift of Kindness
Kindness is a way of expressing Universal Love, here on Earth. If you like, kindness is a manifestation of love and anchors it in form.
Although it is a central tenet of religious and spiritual teaching, we can find it difficult to be truly kind. We may be spiritual, but not necessarily kind in the world. We may talk about kindness, but not be it.
Please reflect deeply on what kindness means to you. For me, it is an impulse to connect with someone in a way that would help them. This impulse arises spontaneously and willingly from the heart in the present moment. It could be a kind word, a kind act, holding a hand. And in that moment of connection, you find the beauty and truth of life. Grace is in that moment.
Kindness requires an open heart, from your devotional meditation and energy practice. It will flourish naturally in a person who holds no grievance towards others. If your thoughts are full of blame and judgement, it is very difficult to be kind. For example, giving a donation or present through gritted teeth and resentment, because you think you ought to, is a poisoned chalice. It is imparted with a negative energy that will not do the giver or recipient any good. Examine whether your own set of beliefs cause you to be kind to some, but not to others. Kindness has no judgement, no sense of “worthiness”.
Kind thoughts, words and deeds will infuse you with the energy of kindness. Others will feel it in your aura. Eventually, you ARE kindness. You become the gift.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all were this kindness? As we reflect on the meaning and spirit of Easter, let us be kind.