One whole day and not one unkind or harsh word to anyone or about anyone. This is the sleeping prophet’s, Edgar Cayce’s, challenge to us–to practice kindness for an entire day and see what happens. I don’t know if I’ve made it a whole day yet–especially if thoughts count, and I believe they do. But it’s a worthwhile challenge. Why?
In years past, I’d often had the feeling, What can I possibly do about the world’s problems? Sometimes I stopped watching the evening news for months at a time because I couldn’t take in another word about one more tragedy. I felt powerless and overwhelmed until I began to understand: I can practice kindness. We all can practice loving-kindness if we choose to.
My Higher Self said: “Learn about other people, imagine walking in their shoes for a mile. In this way, you will learn compassion for your brothers and sisters.” From there, I could see the bigger picture, how we are all connected by Creator-Love, through our souls, and how every act of loving-kindness ripples throughout creation. We can change the world, ourselves and the lives of others, one small act of kindness at a time.
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