Mark Twain once said, “Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
In a world where digital technology has become essential in our day to day communications and relationship, deep conservations with the right people have become priceless. It is disturbing when we allow the behaviour of others who sow nothing but hate and disillusion to destroy our inner peace.
Buddhism teaches us that “if we have to choose between being kind and being right, choosing being kind will always be right”.
I’ve always said that the anatomy of disappointments are expectations. It is human nature after all, to expect things done for someone as a favour in the future. This act is called “payback”. There are people who make acquaintances with the objective of “want and need”. We want something, or need something. They are not true friends. They are there for a personal agenda. When you’re not needed anymore, they will treat you like trash.
When we do things for others out of the goodness of our heart, or the purest of intentions and expect nothing in return, we will never be disappointed.
Kindness is not an act. Our random daily association and interaction with people speak volumes of who we are. No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool we think we are, how we treat people in the end is a reflection of our integrity. Kindness is a lifestyle that’s yearning to be learned …and it always begins with “I”. When we learn to be kind to ourselves, we allow kindness to flow from us and that cascades to others as well.
Our days are better and happier when we give people a bit of our heart than a piece of our mind.
As you read this blog, be the reason someone smiles today.