“We can be kind. We can take care of each other. We can remember that deep down inside we all need the same thing.” David Friedman
I love the lyrics of the song “We Can Be Kind.” The notion of kindness is so simple; and, yet, seems to be difficult for so many of us. However, do we have a choice. I am more concerned about the way we are treating each other during this election process, COVID19 and the recent increased racial tension then I am about who wins the election.
I am convinced that everything is unfolding just as it should; and that no matter who wins this election, it is still up to us to bring peace to the world. We cannot expect to have peace if we are not peaceful within our own lives. We cannot expect to have a more loving world if we are not loving. We must heighten our practice of the simple act of kindness. We are being called to be the change.
Dr. Ernest Holmes wrote, ““(One’s) mind should swing from inspiration to action, from contemplation to accomplishment, from prayer to performance.”
So, let us find reasons to be inspired to be kind, then let us take that into action. Let us contemplate on kindness and then live that contemplation fully. Let us pray for our world and then go forth and act as if it is already so.
Inspiration – Action –
Contemplation – Accomplishment –
Prayer – Performance
It is time to think before we act. Think before we speak. “Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Will it make the situation better? Asking ourselves these questions before we move into action or conversation will begin to lead us into a more kind and peaceful world.
I am grateful for this time of heightened awareness. Everything is coming up to be healed. It’s up to each of us. We are the healers and the healed.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Co-Spiritual Director CSL Kaua`i, Licensed Minister and Spiritual Coach.