ahiṃsā

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway-

I have perseverated on this blog post for weeks. There are at least 15 drafts of it. I can’t put my finger on why it’s been so hard for me to finish and click *publish*. In essence this is really a simple post:

I value kindness

Being kind functions as a mindfulness action for me personally, kindness after all is my daily meditation whilst enjoy an apple during a cool afternoon walk. If I can take but a tiny step away from the emotion(s) of the moment and see myself separate from the world spinning around me, only then in this tender moment, do I embrace the chance to act in my best interest, and not just reacting.

To be kind. To forgo the thrill of the harsh joke, making fun, judging and taking advantage of others, reveling in the ensuing laugh in favor of kindness.

Or maybe the reason I was reluctant to open my heart to you was because those of you who follow my blog or know me in real life, know how far short of kindness, I repeatedly trip and falldaily. Kindness is as subtle as a leaf underfoot, so easily forgotten and trampled

And I lack subtlety.

Daily Kindness Meditation:

To bring into your heart …

If you can, help and serve others, but if you can’t at least don’t harm them; then in the end you will feel no regret.”

-Dalai Lama

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17 Comments on “ahiṃsā”

  1. eadavisblog says:

    I used to meditate a lot and do yoga and read books on how to live a happier and peaceful life and it really helped me. I need to get back to that. Thank you!

  2. runsaltrun says:

    I needed to read something like this today. I LOVE your blog! Thank you!

  3. txa1265 says:

    I think that like so many other things, Kindness is a journey.

    An impatient act doesn’t make us impatient – it means we are flawed. Similarly failing to be kind at all times doesn’t mean we are unkind … it means we still have much to learn on our journey.

  4. Thanks for sharing your practice of kindness. By doing so you inspire me to make sure I fill more of my moments with kindness.

  5. I am so happy to hear I’m not the only one who writes multiple drafts of things before publishing.

    “Only kindness matters.”
    –Jewel

    • CultFit says:

      It gets out of hand at times. :) I try really hard to keep the posts here dense and pithy. In and out with a conversation to last the day, or even just the morning. Thank you so much for stopping over and feel free to hangout anytime you like, take care today!

  6. Beautiful. I have long believed that kindness is under rated and so easy to forget. And I have tripped as easily as you. It’s like you sat down and said….how will I write how Colleen feels. And you nailed it.

  7. […] Sometimes what’s most painful for me is the conviction I have of just how simple it would be … To love and share enough to satisfy everyone’s basic needs; to create a flow of kindness. […]