“….only kindness….makes sense anymore….”

The Buddhist Teacher Sharon Salzberg writes in “The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love and Compassion”: “The quality of kindness gives us the ability to take abstract ideals like compassion, or ‘love they neighbor,’ and make them authentic and palpable and vibrant each and every day.” 💛

Kindness, she tells us, “is compassion in action.” She goes on: “Kindness is the fuel that helps us truly ‘walk our talk’ of love, a quality so easy to speak about or extol but often so hard to make real….When we are devoted to the development of kindness, it becomes our ready response” every moment, to all — irrespective of who the other is

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, writes in “Emile” (translated by Barbara Foxley), his 1762 treatise on the nature of the human being, and education: “Men, be kind to your fellow-men; this is your first duty….What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”

In a poem titled “Kindness” (“Words Under the Words: Selected Poems“) Naomi Shihab Nye, the American-Palestinian poet, sings:
“….it is only kindness that makes sense anymore….”

Peace 😊

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