Today, Choose Kindness


ONE reason I admire His Holiness the Dalai Lama is that he summed up his religion in a single word. Tibetan monks at monasteries memorize long sections of text.

As part of their training they tradition they practice the art of debating. Yet a single word summary? The Dalai Lama says “My religion is kindness.” You can carry that with you. 

H.P. Blavatsky’s works occupy a full bookshelf wide. How can one select a single passage?

For myself, I would pick a line from the Voice of the Silence. There she writes “Compassion is the Law of Laws.” This is suitable for engraving on one’s heart. In only six words it can provide the basic compass for guiding us through life.

– Reed Carson

Cauldrons and Cupcakes

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”

“When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”

~ Both quotes from The Dalai Lama

Just for today, choose kindness.

Choose to smile from your heart.

Hold back any harsh thoughts, words or criticisms, and find a way to be gentle in your dealings with self and others.

Let kindness be both your journey and your destination.

Just for today, choose kindness.

Let kindness colour the way you see the world.

Put away judgement, and seek out things that can swell your heart with gratitude.

Look for the good in people, the beauty in your surroundings, the blessings at your feet.

Appreciate the simple things, and if you can, share those simple things with others.

A caring word, a gentle touch…

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6 responses to “Today, Choose Kindness

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  2. Kindness. Ouch. It means to me not only kindness in our thoughts, but in our entire being at all times in all places. No easy task, but an honorable one.

    • Indeed it is often challenging. But as HPB wrote: “It is not by studying Occultism for selfish ends, for the gratification of one’s personal ambition, pride, or vanity, that one can ever reach the true goal — that of helping suffering humanity. Compassion is the Law of Laws — eternal harmony.” Thank you for your comments and continued readership Joan!!

  3. Cristina Varela-Reyes

    Our thoughts not only affect us but they leave energies in the Cosmos that will affect many. Let’s think with Kindness towards everyone and everything.

  4. Thank you for sharing! Much light and laughter to you today!

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