This week has been so wonderful. The reason is we were given an exercise -identify kindness within and without. What we do is, from Monday, every time when we are aware of kindness is taking place, we put a small spot in the chart. I have noticed the kindness at least 3 times a day, how amazing !!! Mark mentioned in the webinar, if we pay attention to one thing, and then we will find it every where … This week I focus on kindness, then I see it every where. Most importantly, the aim of doing this virtue exercise every week in 13 weeks is to boost a sense of self-awareness of that the virtues are already within you. With the awareness, we will see much more beautiful things within and without us such as notice and cherish the small miracles in nature; the color of Autumn leaves; the smell of the rain; the glow of the moon on a Winter’s night… Awareness allows us to develop a high level of sensitivity to our surroundings and thus experience more wonder, fascination and joy.
“Have courage and be kind.” This theme plays out in the movie ‘ Cinderella’ and is the very thing that makes Cinderella so enchanting and beautiful. It is the perfect message of encouragement in these times when kindness doesn’t seem to be an automatic expectation for human relationships. It is easy to be mean, and many people take the easy way out. Being kind takes more effort, humility, thought, and at times great sacrifice. Also ‘have courage and be kind’ is my daily mantra, I have observed the courage within and without last week as always, I felt I can be more couragous day by day.
The exercise is a makeover of Ben Frankin’s thirteen virtues. Benjamin Franklin–one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America–was an author, political theorist, scientist, musician, inventor, and the list goes on and on. The key to Franklin´s amazing success was his continuous pursuit of self-improvement. At a very young age, Franklin made the list of thirteen virtues. He set about to reorder his life. Each day he would read his list and each week he would focus on a different aspect of his list repeating the process over and over and over again. Franklin went on to become one of the most productive, successful and self- actualized people in all of history. More information click here Benjamin Frankin .
The energy of spreading kindness in this community is pouring. In the Alliance area, you can see more than 10,100 kindness comments that members have posted. The kindness experiencs are just heart touching. Its not finish, we will keep posting till Sunday. I would like to give an example of what I saw the kindness today. I went to a shop this afternoon around 3pm, and saw a very moody cashier in a shop. I had an awareness of what I am doing for this week, then I comforted her said ‘I can see its been a long and tough day, isnt it?’ with a smile and a silent I LOVE YOU… Be kind is not too difficult, its about adopting a state of awareness and be able to develop the ability to “observe” and detach ourselves from our emotions and thoughts. Kindness ripple begins with you, join me to create a Kindness wave !!! Where there is kindness, there is goodness; and where there is goodness, there is magic. So be awared to see the goodness from others, thats the moment when you recgonize the goodness within.
Thank you for taking your time to read my blog, thank you for being so kind. I will keep you posted till next week, have a fantastic weekend !!!