An old Sufi tradition advises us to speak only after our words have managed to pass through four gates: Truth, Necessity, Timing and Kindness.
At the first gate, we ask ourselves, "Are these words true?" At the second gate, we ask; "Are they necessary?" At the third gate, we ask; "Are they beneficial?" At the fourth gate, we ask, "Are they kind? Use your voice with the tone, diction and projection.
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Be kind to yourself! Be kind to people. Kindness goes a long way.
Kindness involves Compassion. It involves also confronting not avoiding confrontation and conflict, but to address it. If we keep running away it, we don't grow and will never experience deeper friendships and connection.
Kindness involves accepting apologies and accepting that we all are dealing with our life the way we know right now at this moment, and we may not be able to avoid that some stuff comes across as unkind.
Kindness is giving a smile to somebody you don't know and don't expect anything in return.
What does kindness mean to you?