Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Art of Love and Kindness
Love and Kindness, as many of us know, are the core of a good life. As I often go on and on about, love and kindness to ourselves is key in being able to express it to others. What is also a core part of my belief regarding these two concepts is that expressing love and kindness can be seen as an art. There is no limit to the amount of love and kindness that can be shown and there is no limit to ways we can show it. It starts with ourselves and learning new and creative ways to be kind to ourselves. For me, it is allowing myself to do all the artistic things I enjoy without beating myself up about the quality of what I produce. I love to draw even though I am not particularly talented in this area.
Then, it can spread to people (and all living things) in our lives. One of my favorite things to do is give a gift that really fits the person I am giving it to. This is a real challenge sometimes which is how it becomes an art. For my friendly readers, I’d love to hear about some creative ways that you have been kind to yourself or others. Have a great day!