In this eight guided meditation, part of The Inner Temple fo the Heart Series, we’ll be focusing on activating the virtue of kindness.
According to Aristotle, kindness is the willingness to help someone in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for the benefit of the person being helped.
The word kindness, from the Middle English kinde, means to share the same nature or origin.
To be kind is to recognize that we are all part of a larger family and therefore, we are all related. This is what the Native American expression Mitakuye Oyasin means, “We are all related”.
Kindness, more than being nice or friendly, complimenting someone for how they look or opening the door for a total stranger, is a way of saying, “I care for you and your well-being because you and I are related. Because you and I are part of the same cluster, the same tribe, the same family. And because I care about you, I treat you with appreciation, compassion, forgiveness, humility, understanding, and valor.”
Kindness is in essence, an expression of love in action.
I hope you enjoy this next installment of The Inner Temple of the Heart, and that it opens your heart to welcoming greater love, abundance, and joy in your life!