“Sisterhood/Brotherhood: View humanity as your extended family and reach out with acts of kindness to all you meet.” Although I don’t consume much news, reports of Friday’s terrorist attacks flooded my Facebook and Twitter accounts, bringing the plight of Paris into my awareness and into my heart. Moments like these we remember our global connectivity, life’s uncertainty, and how ordinary people can rise to heroism when faced with tragedy. Terror and kindness always travel together. After I heard about the Paris attacks, I discovered they occurred on World Kindness Day, which I found simultaneously ironic and heartening.
Everyone on this planet belongs to our earth family including the people who personally challenge us as well as those whose inhumane behaviors brings us closer to both our global connection as well as our mortality. During the Gulf War in the early 90’s I worked with an Iraqi engineer at IBM whose family remained in Iraq. I witnessed his daily concern for family and friends, ordinary citizens trapped in the middle of unwanted conflict. Today Gulf War era babies may carry weapons or commit to peace, depending on how war shaped them.
I focus where I can make a difference. I know whatever I do reverberates through the web of humanity on this planet. When I smile at a stranger, make eye contact with a store clerk, or pray for peace a shift happens. When each of us extends kindness on whatever scale we can manage, the cumulative effect brings global light and love. We can and shall evolve toward peace through recognizing our shared humanity.
With Jin Shin Jyutsu® Japanese acupressure self-helps, you can support kindness and compassion. Apply Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 13 to love your enemies (have no enemies!) plus the third depth (Gallbladder, Liver, SELs 16 to 22, middle finger) and the Heart Organ Function Energy self-helps for love and compassion. May all of humanity remember love is always the answer, may each of us embody the heartfelt intent of World Kindness Day every day.
What acts of kindness do you practice regularly? How do you connect to the extended family of humanity?
The sisterhood/brotherhood quote came from The Original Angel Card Book – Inspirational Messages and Meditations by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake.