I choose kindness as my modus operandi. I recognize that being kind is a state of being.
I think kind thoughts. I am aware when unconscious thought patterns that need to be re-evaluated bubble up to the surface. I take a look at those thoughts and dig deeper to find their origin.
Once I find their origin, and I feel good about releasing them, I replace them with kind thoughts. I adjust my beliefs accordingly. I forgive myself and others for unkind actions. I now choose to repair and replace unkindness with kindness.
I start with myself. I notice where in my life I could be more kind. I notice what kindness feels like in my heart. I replicate that feeling of kindness throughout the cells of my body. I shine out kindness through my skin.
I start to smile at strangers. I give eye contact to the homeless people from a place of compassion. I imagine the kindness of Mother Theresa and emulate her acts of kindness in my world. If Mother Theresa could do it in the slums of Calcutta, I can show a little more kindness to my family, friends, co-workers, and clerks at the grocery store.
I know it doesn’t take much to be kind. It is doable. I can be more kind to self and others. I choose to increase my level of kindness in all my dealings.
Today, I create a better world through kindness. I choose to be kind.
- Where do unconscious thoughts of unkindness come from? Did I learn that from a parent? Teacher? Friend?
- How can I transform unkind thoughts into kind thoughts?
- Where can I turn kind thoughts into acts of kindness?