Kindness. It costs nothing to give but can be invaluable to another. It seems like a very obvious ‘no-brainer’ to make use of to help in our own lives, and the lives of others. So how can there be such an absence of it in the world at times?
The answer, hurt. When we get hurt emotionally, we close up and shut down our hearts. We no longer want to put our trust in others to prevent ourselves from ever having to experience that level of pain and suffering again. The irony is, in shutting our hearts down to prevent ourselves from being hurt, we also close ourselves off from the potential of ever being pleasantly surprised by someone who genuinely shows kindness. It also causes a negative outlook within ourselves for our lives in general, meaning that we are far less likely to show any kindness or compassion to ourselves either. Essentially we recreate that pain and misery for ourselves that we are hoping to avoid from others. Continue reading “Kindness is Strength”