"To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity." ~Bodhidharma

Week 16 – Imagine

So this week has been one of those weeks where you spend the whole week running around keeping the plates spinning.  Then you also have the unique opportunity to take a step back and BREATHE. How often do we truly take the time to stop no matter what is going on to truly take the time to inventory what is going on in our lives?  This week was a perfect time for us to do so.

We had the exclusive opportunity to focus our attention on one virtue this week.  KINDNESS….no matter what virtue we have focused on before this one took the cake.  Not just observing “random acts of KINDNESS” but doing them!

Let’s breakdown what does kindness mean.  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the word KIND means:  having or showing a gentle nature and a desire to help others : wanting and liking to do good things and to bring happiness to others.

Each moment we have there is that hesitation where you have a choice to make a difference in someone’s life or keep doing what you do everyday.  What choice do you make?  Keeping KINDNESS in the forefront of our minds would lend us to believe that we would choose to perform an act that would bring happiness to others.  One of the best parts is that the “others” we are taking about can be someone you know or could be a complete stranger.  How wonderful, having that ability to impact mankind with a moment of chance and kindness usually without much effort.  The power we have.

Let’s look at this from another view, the act of kindness we are performing evokes a feeling.  What we also learned this week is that in sentence 35 from Hanaal: “there is but one sense, the sense of feeling, and that all other senses are but modifications of this one sense; this being true, we know why feeling is the very fountain head of power, why the emotions so easily overcome the intellect, and why we must put feeling into our thought, if we wish results. Thought and feeling is the irresistible combination.
WOW, again the power we have.  We have the ability to evoke feelings in other though our choice to let our thoughts drive us to perform acts of KINDNESS.

One last THOUGHT on creating the feelings we have in our acts of KINDNESS this week.  Each time we have the ability to create a feeling for someone we are also creating a feeling in ourselves.  What we know of this is that these feelings that we are creating are what propels us to our Definite Major Purpose in life.  Our feelings will create for us the results even bigger than we can ever IMAGINE!!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

SHINE ON!!!
DTM & JTW

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