This week in the Masterkey class our assignment was to to observe kindness. I feel that it’s the one thing that can bring us together. If we sit back and really observe kindness, it’s everywhere. A smile that radiates sends a message to others of happiness, and sincerity of a true altruistic benevolence to one another. If we’re kind to ourselves we tend to be kind to others. As we’re being bombarded everyday of negative things from our peers, news media, and opinions, it seems like the things that grab attention for most people is the constant pandering of our basic negative thoughts have put us in a mindset of me first, and everyman/woman for themselves. For me being kind opens up the most powerful thing in the universe which is love. When we’re kind to ourselves and others, we concentrate on the things we want instead of the things we don’t want which determines the outcome of circumstances, relations, dreams, and a happy, harmonious life. We experience more vigor, better health, accomplish much more, are fun to be around others, and are in direct harmony with universal law. When we learn to give it away to others without any expectations, or reciprocity, we’re in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.
For me I’ve learned to observe kindness all the time, not just for this week, but constantly everyday. You never know how much you can change a person’s outlook for the day with a smile, a hello, even something humorous (which I’ve become very good at doing) which inevitably changes their thoughts, and emotions. Heck, I even think more clearly if I’m kinder to myself instead of beating myself up with a bunch of negative crap. There was one instance for me that showed how infectious kindness can be once it seeps in a persons soul. I was in the store at the cashier watching them ring my items up. She asked me if I would be interested in buying some candy as a donation. I jokingly said “no” because I was watching my weight, I thought about it for a moment and then agreed to purchase the candy because at that moment I realized it was a chance for me to perform an act of kindness. To my astonishment, the lady behind me offered to pay for what I thought was only the candy. Feeling a little embarrassed I told her “thank you but I’ll pay for it. She then said, ” no, I’ll pay for everything including the items you purchased”. I was flabbergasted . What she said next was even more beautiful. She explained to me that her daughter was to be married in a few days and this was her way of showing her gratitude by doing something for someone else. Then she told me that it was my responsibility to do the same for someone else. It was then that I discovered how powerful being kind can really be. With the Power of Soul and Kindness, anything is possible.