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Tao – The Way of Kindness

Your worldview is aloof isolation is required for survival. Not so. To find your way home, you must feel, think, and speak loving kindness into being by practice, practice, practicing until you are fluent. Words are meant to express love, not to destroy it. It is impossible to open your heart when you are engaged in killing with thoughts or words. Choose language that acts as a potion instead of a portion to open yourself to the pleasure, brilliance, and grace of life. Life is so much more enjoyable when you focus on blessings instead of challenges. Pleasures and kindness are your partners in life.

Exercises:

  • Make a list of those with whom you share a strong bond of love. Include anyone you have ever loved, alive or not, animals, people, spirit guides. You can also include anyone you’d like to know but haven’t met yet. Consider this list, your circle of belonging. Gather it daily with your meditation.
  • Chose an hour to be an Hour of Kindness and practice thinking kind thoughts, saying kind words, and acting kindly. Notice when you drift away from your goal in any respect – in thoughts, words, or deeds, – and readjust your course.
  • Words are meant to express love, not destroy it. Choose words to kiss the environment around you (not kill it) to call a new reality into being. Weave love and compassion into the auditory fabric of your days.

References: The Three Sisters of the Tao: Essential Conversations with Chinese Medicine, I Ching, and Feng Shui by Terah Kathryn Collins, New York: Hay House 2010

 

References: The Three Sisters of the Tao: Essential Conversations with Chinese Medicine, I Ching, and Feng Shui by Terah Kathryn Collins, New York: Hay House 2010

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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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