Silent Blessing Experiment
There is a wonderful quote by Mary Anne Radmacher, “There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world”.
Some days we may have the inspiration, and energy, to do some act of kindness or compassion for others. Maybe we say a kind word of encouragement to a friend or volunteer at a local school or nursing home. But life these days can be very full, perhaps even overwhelming, with all the responsibilities and challenges. How then do we find the time for even small acts of kindness?
One way is by recognizing that although we are all very different, everyone you encounter, in a very fundamental way, is just like you. They want to be happy and be free from suffering.
Some people may have a more life-affirming approach to finding personal peace than others. But regardless of how aware anyone is of how their actions affects others the core desire remains the same. The author Mark Nepo articulated this so wonderfully, “What we reach for may be different, but what makes us reach is the same.”
Keeping that concept in mind try this simple experiment. For one day, all day, with each person you interact with, energetically send them a silent blessing that they be happy and at peace. Do this with everyone, regardless if your experience of them is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral.
With each person acknowledge to yourself: “Just like me, this person just wants to be happy and be free from suffering. May they be at peace.”
Try this for one day and see what happens.
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