Sunday, November 22, 2015

Eight of Cups - Are You Exercising Your Kindness & Generousity Muscle?



Not unlike Persephone seen here in the Eight of Cups, we all at some point, descend into the underworld of the unconscious, it is a spiritual experience that changes us, in an emotional, and/or spiritual way. In life when there is a circumstance, such as the dark night of the soul, or situations that might appear hopeless and hapless, it is difficult to think that we will ever see the light of day, because everything is out of our control, and there appears to be no way out. There is a way out.

After we emerge from this darkness, into the light we are transformed, into a new person that has gained a deeper empathy, allowing us to be kinder, and more generous people.

Research has concluded that kindness and generousity are the two determining factors that strengthen the bonds between human relationships. It may sound to us that this makes very reasonable sense, and we should certainly be able to behave accordingly, to turn toward one another in respect, instead of turning away. Much of the time reality does not bare this out, when you see how many relationships end in feelings of contempt, and even hatred, in particular when we see the state of the world full of war and violence.

That said, kindness is a like a muscle and the more we use it, the stronger it becomes and it affects those around us in a positive manner. Just as hate breeds more hate, kindness in turn breeds more kindness and generousity. So let's be kind and generous to one another.

"Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.". 
                                     Ian Maclaren

5 comments:

Ellen said...

"kindness is a like a muscle" and love is a verb :D
The more you give kindness and love the more you seem to have it

Catherine Meyers said...

SO true Ellen.
I wish more human beings could really know this in their very being, and really reflect it in our everyday lives and relationships with one another.

That said there are many who are loving and kind, and I want to focus on that, but wow the state of the world, sure makes you realize how more than ever, we need to be kind and loving.
Hugs <3

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