Experiments in Human Kindness

The logic of being human.

The next time someone annoys you or when you get angry at someone for something they do…

Attempt to change your viewing. Of course, first acknowledge that you are feeling whatever way.

Then consider the possibility involved in their “wanting” with relation to why you might be annoyed or angry.

Ponder that they cannot but want in that way. That the connection between thier choice and their doing or behaving is not contingent but is necessary.

That their want is actually reflecting an imperative of their Being that they are unable change in that instance.

That they did not choose to annoy you or make you angry, but neither did they choose to do the thing or behavior that upset you—even if they say they did it deliberately, they could not have done otherwise.

Fear itself is countered by kindness.

In this moment, our greatest foe is — yup — fear itself.

If you are able, tune into what is happening in your body. Your body is not separate from your mind but actually forms a ground from which thought finds support.

If your body is nervous and shaken or tense, then your actions which stem from your thoughts may not be arising from the innate wisdom of your self.

For example, your mind may be telling you that you are not afraid or that there is nothing to be afraid of, while ignoring that you are actually deeply fearful and scared. This could cause you to choose to behave in ways that put you, and ones you love, in harms way.

Be kind to yourself. Our world is changing.

Be more aware, and less ‘beware’.

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What climate is changing? Is the question we have been asking for a little while on this blog.