Kindness by John Cali
The other day I read a Science Daily article about acts of kindness. Something you probably don’t often find in a science magazine!
The article talked about a well-researched study published March 8 by the National Academy of Sciences.
Here€™s an excerpt from the article:
“Good acts — acts of kindness, generosity and cooperation — spread just as easily as bad. And it takes only a handful of individuals to really make a difference….When people benefit from kindness they ‘pay it forward’ by helping others who were not originally involved, and this creates a cascade of cooperation that influences dozens more in a social network….Humans form social networks because the benefits of a connected life outweigh the costs.”
The world we live in today sometimes seems dark and dreary, especially if you watch too much television or read too much mainstream news. So that study is a refreshing “breath of fresh air.”
Spirit once said this, in one of my favorites of his quotes:
“…every human life you touch, from your inner place of peace, will be transformed, even if only a little. That little transformation will ripple out…like a stone thrown into a still pond. Until it becomes a huge global and universal tidal wave of transformation.”
So I asked him if he’d talk about this again today. Here’s what he said.
You often feel powerless in your lives, especially when you witness such events as the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. And, of course, as John said, if you pay too much attention to television or the news. After all, they specialize in the “bad stuff.”
But is bad stuff all there is on your planet? Of course not. You know that. But you often give too much of your time and attention to it.
As an “antidote,” if you will, we’d suggest you bring your attention and your focus a little closer to home. In other words, bring it back to yourselves.
We’ve said this many times over the years, and we keep saying it because you all need to fully integrate it into your conscious awareness:
One person, standing alone in that centered place of peace and power within, is far more powerful than millions standing together in anger, bitterness, and hate.
One person! You can be that person.
Every thought you think, every word you utter, every deed you do has a powerful effect on, first of all, yourselves. But it also affects, positively or negatively, those immediately around you and far beyond that immediate circle.
Now, with the study John talked about, you even have a bit of scientific evidence as to how powerful each of you is.
Take some time to think about that. Perhaps do a bit of reevaluating what you habitually think, say, and do — often without full conscious awareness.
You are all powerful beings of light. The energy you radiate through your thoughts, words, and deeds does indeed ripple out to the farthest reaches of your planet and the universe.
You are that powerful, friends. Use your power wisely, as you imagine God would.
For you also are God