“If we are to have true peace in the world, we must first find it within ourselves.” ~ Madisyn Taylor
Can you recall a time someone was kind to you? Now change the scenario and
think of a time that you were kind to another person. Move into your heart
space and remember how their reaction to your kindness made you feel.
Being kindhearted is fundamental to human existence. It’s not something that
demands hard work. It originates from the simple act of giving unconditionally
with an open heart. Kindheartedness has many benefits. By improving
relationships and connections with others it ultimately boosts one's health and
Compassion and thoughtfulness are symbols of respect and correlate with
enhanced mental, emotional, and physical well-being. In the 1990s, the late Dr.
Masaru Emoto performed a series of experiments examining the natural
effects of words on the crystalline structure of water. He noted that the
vibrational frequency of kind and loving words when conveyed to the water
formed a complete crystal structure, compared to energies of hateful and angry
words where the structure became fragmented…
Emoto experimented with a dozen roses. He randomly put six roses in a glass
vase with the words of kindness, love, joy, and peace written on it. The other 6
roses were placed in a different vase on which he wrote hate, anger, guilt, and
worry. Within a few days, the roses in the second vase started wilting;
whereas, the roses in the first vase were flourishing. Considering
approximately 70% of our body is made up of water; kindness has a direct
impact on our immediate health and well-being.
Peace will not arise from simply ending conflicts. It will happen when humanity
raises its consciousness beyond that of fear and hatred. It’s no surprise unkind
acts have a greater impression on us than acts of kindness.
Fred Rogers modeled the best in all of us and reminded everyone of the good
and positive in life. At the root of all his lessons is one simple guiding principle
– always be kind…“Be a good Neighbor.” He instructed each of us to conduct
our lives in our own unique way and always, in a way that works harmoniously
alongside others, to be kind and treat people the way we’d like to be treated.
Every time we honor our own struggle and the struggles of others by
responding with empathy and compassion, the healing that results is felt by all.
Let’s all do a little bit of good. Those bits of kindness combined together
nurture our world.
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ~ Dalai Lama
Make kindness a habit.
To Your Success,
Peak Performance Coach