How to be kind or practice kindness always brings me to this beautiful quote. It says it all!
“People are often unreasonable and self-entered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you’re honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do Good.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and your maker. It was never between you and them anyway.”
– Mother Teresa of Calcutta
People forget that we have access to superpowers. They are based within our heart. Unfortunately that sneaky ego has convinced us that anything related to the heart is weak. Better build a wall around it, and never show you’re. vulnerable. This might be a solution, but on the long run this is the cause of all our problems.
The reason we suffer is
because we allow the mind
to dominate our choices.
For healing we need
to turn to our hearts.
This post is all about love awakening and we do that by using the hearts first superpower: Kindness!
When you take effort on a daily basis to connect with your heart, you start to notice that it becomes easier to be kind. The distractions are less overwhelming and you keep a clear focus on the bigger picture.
This development of trust is explainable because you’re literally getting out of your head as you restore the connection with your heart.
When I started my spiritual journey
I made a promise.
I wanted to live
the rest of my life happy
and in control of my behaviour.
I gave myself a year to like myself again. I knew I was kind at heart, but I never gave that heart a chance to show me its powers.
Desperate to change I found myself willing and devoted to do a practice everyday. I call them my me-timemoments. For my Dutch book about The Power of Me-time click here.
I need a daily me-timemoment to practice thinking, speaking, and doing from the heart instead of the mind. I do this using the superpowers. I use kindness.
To like myself again I felt the urge to use mirrors. As a professional dancer I’d never really checked myself in the mirrors during rehearsals. I’d rather checked the teacher or other people. But at this point a higher power guided me towards the mirror, showing me that this was part of my healing process.
And the higher power was right.
Everyday I stood in front of the mirror, judging myself and not satisfied with what I saw. It was horrible the way I treated myself. This wasn’t kindness. How in the hell could I create world peace if I wasn’t even able to like my own Self.
How in the hell
could I create world peace
if I wasn’t even able
to like my own Self.
So I just looked at myself, observed the judgmental thoughts and after a while I countered those thoughts with positive affirmations. I used the kindness of my heart to heal myself.
After less then one year I’m happy to say that I didn’t just liked myself, but I LOVED myself.
I didn’t know it at the time because I was unfamiliar with the work of Louise Hay, but my me-timemoments in front of the mirror was a concept that she labeled as Mirror Work. She even wrote a bestselling book about it called Mirror Work.
TODAY I START ASSIGNMENT:
1. Mirror work:
Take a moment today and stand in front of a mirror. Look at yourself. Observe your judgmental thoughts. What do they say? Then try to counter these thoughts with positive affirmations using kindness. For example: put your hands on your heart, look yourself in the eye and say: I like you.
Have a fabulous day reconnecting with your authentic Self,