Kindness, unlike Unicorns should not exist merely in our imaginations.
As an empath, thinking of others first isn’t a difficult or challenging task for me. Because my world is always Sunshine and Rainbows, it’s not hard for me to find things to be grateful for, or ways to show my appreciation to the Universe. What I’m learning, however, as I track the evolution of my thoughts – essentially, the evolution of my actual DNA – is that being kind to myself is equally, if not more important.
Be kind, for everyone is fighting a difficult battle.
Faith vs. Belief
I’m stuck in this back-and-forth…an endless tennis match of my thoughts, torn between heart and mind – trying to decide if Faith is exclusive to Religion, or not. I don’t believe Faith has anything to do with Religion at all. Or anything not to do with it, for that matter.
Gravity. We don’t need to ‘believe’ in it Perez, for it to play a fairly significant role in our day-to-day lives…right?!!
The difficulty however, is that belief precedes the action…deciding where to place my Faith therefore, is a critical juncture to all success; to my past, present and future successes.
So, where do I want to place my Faith?
We all have equal capacity for Faith, it’s all about what you believe, and where you choose to place that belief.
When I talk about Faith, I’m not referencing Religion…while I haven’t related to Religion in a long time (…been on the short end when ‘Christians’ hide their judgement of others behind the guise of ‘Religion’), however I do relate to God…so now, I am simply…
Spiritually Optimistic…I choose to do good and be good to people, with full Faith that they will do good things – not back – but forward.
I give, wholeheartedly, without the expectation of reciprocity.
The creator doesn’t judge people until they’re at the Pearly Gates…so what makes us think we have the right to do so?
Why do we need to judge people at all? Perhaps judgement is nothing more than a fear of the loss of power? Why can’t we all just get along?
The bottom line is nobody really knows – yet it has been proven that we project our insecurities onto other people by judging them (quietly to ourselves, or verbally to others) in order to deflect our lack of self confidence.
In order to remain on the straight and narrow, I often ask myself?
Am I seeking approval? Perhaps…
…more than that though…am I seeking to avoid disapproval…
My belief is intact. Belief in my strengths, and belief that I can overcome my weaknesses. Belief in my abilities to better the world for myself and for others. My unending, optimistic belief that kindness cures all.