Kindness just is. You know when you bestow it on others, and you know when you receive it. There are no “conditions” no rules or regulations, no specific ideology, no reference as to where you’re from or who you are. Kindness just is.
Personally, I consider kindness to be a Universal Way of Being. It excludes no one, includes us all and there is never ever any doubt, about what kindness is.
When we’re kind, we are at our best. We are showing our love, care and concern for others besides ourselves. Here are a few words on the subject of kindness by some well known and admired individuals:
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Khalil Gibran
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama XIV
I think that sums it up nicely, lets all to kind to one another, it might go viral!
34 thoughts on “Kindness as a Religion or at the least a Way of Being!”
I love each and every one of these. A lot. ❤
I’m so glad, Jackie, these are people I do greatly admire for their beliefs! 🙂 xx
Dear Penny, thanks for talking about this. And in general I appreciate the steady stream of higher thought and love your provide in your blog posts.
I have also experienced many times that kindness is a universal way of being and it brings out the best in people. I’ve met people from various cultures and backgrounds, but they all basically agreed that being kind is very important. Some people may not seem to hold it as important in their lives because they choose to appear as if they couldn’t care less, but I believe that even they in their hearts feel the same, and are not truly happy or fulfilled until they do actually be kind to others.
When I read your post and was feeling into what kindness really is, I felt how much kindness reminds us of our interconnectedness. The fact is that all of us are interconnected in many ways, but when we are indifferent or unkind we are acting as if that isn’t true. Our whole experience of life is improved if we experience kindness in giving it or receiving it. I know from personal experience that this can actually change lives.
Thanks for emphasizing this great truth!
Yes, I think that’s a leading way to think and live a life.
We’re in agreement. If only …
Have a most beautiful Thursday my sweet friend 🙂
Hi stranger. You also dear friend. Take care of you Andro and have an excellent weekend! 🙂 xo
We strangers are still wicked friends
though Penny and I will be calling in
on you more often, yes really 🙂 😉
A Happy Tuesday to you my lovely friend 🙂
Hi Andro. I will look forward to my wicked friend.calling in, I have very few vices left (alas!!!) Happy Thursday to you dear friend!
Happy Thursday my lovely
friend Penny 🙂 Wow two visits
in one week, I must be getting
better at this blogging lark 🙂
Have a wonderful day today 🙂 😉
Hi Andro, already weekend, Time is just flying by right now. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! xoxo
It was cold but still very nice thank you 🙂
Have a great Tuesday my dear Penny 🙂
I made it through Tuesday okay, Andro. A day at a time, right? Much affection your way dear friend! 🙂 xoxo
Thank you sweet Penny 🙂
Have a fun Thursday and
I hope Santa brings lots of
exciting treats 🙂
Hi Andro, well it’s Sunday. I’ll be very happy when the holidays are over, whew! Hope you had a great weekend, my friend! 🙂 xox
All my favourite quotes, I love it!
Mine too, glad your enjoyed Ute, hope your week has gone well for you, so far! 🙂 xx
yes. this IS my religion, thanks for another great inspiration.
I’m not surprised by that, you have a very gentle and loving soul (it shines through your words)!
I needed that today Penny ….YOU ROCK!
So do you, but I thank you also … I like thinking I rock too! 🙂
Ahimsa: Non violence. Kindness to all living things. ~ http://animalspirits222.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/ahimsa/
Yes, I agree completely!
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Kindness …. is the way!!!
1. Be kind
2. See above
Exactly so, Alastair! 🙂 xx
🙂 thanks, Penny
Your welcome, Yoshiko, dear friend! 🙂
Beautiful sentiments x
Thank you, so kindly for your words!
Lovely post, I have re-blogged. Have a peaceful day 🙂
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Hi, Thank you so much. I hope your week is being a good one for you! 🙂
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NIce post, let’s spread a little (or a lot) of kindness..