I’m currently reading “The Power of Intention” by Wayne Dyer, making a note of the many(!) things that impact me as I read.
One of the things that really resonated with me was what he writes about “kindness”, the gist being that kindness promotes serotonin production, which makes us feel good. He goes on to say that “kindness, whether extended, received or observed, beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved.”
Think about that for a moment ~ in order to benefit the physical health and feelings of ourselves and others, we only have to be KIND? Isn’t that a great incentive to change the way we act towards everyone we meet? Helping others makes us feel good when other people smile or are moved to tears. In that moment of kindness, when someone’s faith in the humanity is restored, cynicism ceases to exist. Hearts swell with gratitude and love. We are reminded of the beauty of the human soul and immediately want to repay that kindness to others to keep the momentum going, hoping that it will become more widespread.
Think of the potential benefits. Less stress. Less fear. Less illness. Less worry. Less complaining. Improved health. Improved sleep. Increased happiness. Increased serenity. Increased Relaxation. Increased compassion. Increased safety. Increased acceptance. Increased understanding. Increased problem solving. Better lives. Better futures. So many benefits that we can’t even imagine because of the ripple effect…but wouldn’t it be worth finding out what those benefits would be?
I not only think so, I know so.