Kindness?

The mind can lead us to believe that what we are doing is kind, thoughtful, caring and so on. Often though, the action is coming from our egoic need to be seen to be kind, thoughtful and caring as it fits with our story of being such a person.

There is nothing wrong in this on the surface, however, within us, we are often disappointed when we are not externally recognised for our actions or receive something in return.

True kindness, love, comes from our soul, from our very essence and is free of any mental attachment or motive, or reciprocation and therefore, there is no expectation with the resulting pain and disappointment inside us.

Genuine, unconditional actions come from our deep inner true being when we are free from the conditioning of our egos and a free from suffering for the giver or the receiver. True consciousness allows us to act freely.

Ask yourself

Ask yourself, why do I really do this or that or whatever it is you are doing?

But ask it and be brutally honest with yourself with the answer.

I suspect you’ll be doing less of many things, if at all, and maybe you might then have time to start some other things that really matter and make a difference. You know the ones that you say you never have time for.

Brutal honesty is hard as it requires us to be open about our self-image, ego and motives. It requires bravery and being vulnerable.