Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Do you have kindness in your heart?

Kindness is from the heart. It cannot be learned or transferred. You either have it or you don't. Perhaps it would be easier to cultivate it when you were young. Those who were brought up without the sincerity of kindness, would find it difficult to change, even when they consciously attempt to be kind.

I had a chance to witness two ladies of opposite nature. Lady A was a very blunt and unkind person. Knowing her weaknesses, she turned spiritual. Hoping the spiritual influences might change her way of life. She learned all she could and offered all the necessary assistance whenever she was asked to. Whether she was prepared to render all the charities from her heart was debatable. Lady B was a friendly and kind person. She has humour and willing to render help. Her words were pleasant to hear and her facial has smile. A very simple person in nature without influences from any sources.

They both knew a male friend who was injured on his right leg. He was to climb and walk up a row of staircase. With his pain from his leg, it was not easy to climb. Lady A was with him at that moment of time. Instead of supporting her friend, she moved away further from him. She did not want to let others to see her to be together with this man, who was walking in a very awkward manner. Her sincerity of kindness was not there for her but rather her pride and shame were the evil in her thought. Lady B came later who immediately responded by letting her male friend to tap on her shoulder for support while climbing the steps. She had the kindness without the fear and shame. Because kindness is in-borne which goes along with our instinct and feeling. Kindness in return rewards her with a feeling of acceptance and happiness.

Conclusion; Lady A do not have the natural kindness. She will never be able to feel the happiness out of this sincere giving. Whereas Lady B is gifted to possess the kindness from her heart. In turn she is lucky to be able to gain happiness wherever she goes.

Quote to be remembered, "To be kind is more important than to be right. Sometimes all a person needs is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a patient heart that listens."

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