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Before You Know What Kindness Really Is


On Apr 17, 2011 Edit Lak wrote:

This was an interesting article... I felt the journey of Naomi Shihab Nye.

And, I had an insight into her understandings, perspective and interpretations of ‘a’ kindness.

But, I did not feel the kindness, the actual ‘kindness’  
I felt the struggle of hardness to experience a ‘perceived’ life’s kindness lesson.
 
In Nye’s viewpoint, this reflected the duality of the struggle to accept, and feel, ‘self’ kindness.
 
An expectation, or a stigma put on ‘kindness’ So one must feel the sorrow of life before a kindness comes into the picture, Or can be had, Or can be felt, or given...   Hmm - Interesting
 
But.. Is this really how we know kindness?  
No, I don’t believe so.. 
 
I do see that life and life’s journeys teaches us some form of kindness.. But, I would think;
Kindness itself comes from the ‘self’, from the heart, from that selfless, thinkless place that doesn’t question anything, and doest want a reward for any kind action. Or for anything else for that matter really..
 
Kindness given and kindness got,comes from the pure, unthinking part or of the body and mind, that’s working together with ‘each other’ in true ‘love’, without any expectations.



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