Sunday, December 18th, 2011 TODAY’S FOCUS: My daily commitment is kindness. I ask myself: Am I being kind?


The Dalai Lama once said, “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” What a simple yet profound creed! As a way of life and our daily intention, this commitment becomes our greatest vehicle for consistently experiencing happiness and the energy of love.

By asking, “am I being kind toward others, the earth, and myself?” you’ll find it possible to stay on a genuine path of kinder living. There will be days when it’s difficult to adhere to this philosophy, to say the least. Existing in a world that often feels complex and stressful, most people simply can’t sustain this practice 100 percent of the time.

Go easy on yourself. If you feel that you’re currently living 30 percent from your heart and 70 percent from your head, and tomorrow you increase to 31 percent from your heart, that’s wonderful! Your only goal should be to improve and move forward each day. Of course, the more you grow, the happier and more at peace you’ll become; but it doesn’t benefit you to spend time judging or, especially, comparing yourself to those around you. Just make it your intention each day to consciously do a little more for others, and watch how quickly your life begins to change.


Excerpted from the article:
LivingKindness: The Religion of Kindness
by Michael J. Chase.
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