Yesterday I watched a new TED Talks video with rapt attention. Emerging from a nearly two-decades cocoon of shame and guilt, Monica Lewinsky stood before her captivated audience. As an articulate “butterfly,” she took flight with her plea for a collective awakening of digital compassion. Her words inspired me to write a new article as an extension of her vision. I am not sharing it for “likes” or “views.” The only reason for its creation: It’s the “socially kind” thing to do.
If even one reader experiences an emotional remedy to a past wrong and receives a glimmer of hope within the present moment, then the effort hit its target.
Each of you has the potential to tune into the frequency of your own inner voice and then to choose to listen. The “you” that I mention throughout this piece is universal, though the interpretation and plan of action that concludes this post is specific to me and to my life’s path. However, all of us may come to know who we are by accessing our inner Light.
Why are we so often hesitant to implement approaches to leadership that originate from the heart?
Why does it require someone lying on his or her “deathbed” in order for us to be willing to forgive, apologize or say, “I love you?” Can you imagine what your overall life and relationships would be like if you interacted with everyone as though it was the last encounter between you and them?
Why is it that in the very end we immediately think back to the beginning? What is it about wrapping things up that piques our interest to revisit the past? 2014 was a year of so many endings and their correlated new starts.
When it comes to relationships with others and with ourself any sort of ending sparks a renewed focus upon how it all came to be.
An amazing and kind friend inspired me to create this simple ”Kindfulness” practice exercise.
After sharing with a few clients and receiving much praise, here it is as a gift to all of you. Please feel free to share with anyone in need of a gentle lift in his or her spirit.
Why do we discount overtures to connect via the Internet as not worthy to receive our basic social graces? Have we become so jaded by the once-intoxicating lure of the Web to revolutionize how we form relationships that we now turn an apathetic eye away from genuine gestures of friendship?
What if you infuse your holiday experience with expressing your “kindfulness?” By that I mean, what if you integrate kindness and mindfulness into how you approach the coming holidays? Are you intrigued to learn more?
Looking back on those delightful nights being regaled by my father’s flare for storytelling, I realize the greatest lesson he ever taught me: Never give up. Even when faced with peril and potential loss, the inventors kept signing-up for the contest. Coincidentally my dad reflected all of his “made-up” characters in relation to his own inner drive and desire for success.
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