Kindness, by definition, requires humility, purity of intent, and a willingness to put another person’s needs before your own.
Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue.
An act of kindness tainted by your ego’s desire for recognition or reward will karmically backfire faster than you can say, “Look how thoughtful I am.”
Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone,
And a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.
When your intent is pure, you become a channel of divine love, and your every act of kindness is imbued with God’s grace.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Philo of Alexandria
Ultimately, we are all messengers. Let kindness be the message you deliver to the world. From this moment forward, consider yourself an emissary of the angels.
You may be the only Bible somebody else reads.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.