BEING KIND IS TAKING A STAND: “The Power of Kindness” by Piero Ferrucci

“Being kind is taking a stand. By itself, it might not help:

Maybe our kindness will be ineffective. The money we send to alleviate hunger might be unwisely used. Helping an old lady across the road does not eliminate poverty in a faraway country. And for every plastic bottle we pick up on the beach, another ten will be tossed down tomorrow. Never mind. We have affirmed a principle, a way of being.

Just as important is to realize that microcosm is macrocosm: Each person is the whole world. As many mystics and visionaries have pointed out, each individual, in some subtle and mysterious way, embodies all people. If we can bring some relief and well-being to just one person’s life, this is already a victory, a silent, humble response to the suffering and pain of the planet.

This is the starting point.”

From The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life by Piero Ferruci

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4 thoughts on “BEING KIND IS TAKING A STAND: “The Power of Kindness” by Piero Ferrucci

  1. i love this. during the summer when i was going out to dallas to visit my aunt a lot, i’d always stop at hillside on the way home to visit the animals. it was a nice pick me up after seeing my elderly aunt in pain, but sometimes i thought, what good does it do? i really wanted to set them all free or send them to a sanctuary where they wouldn’t be exploited. but i realized for just a few minutes of petting and talking, those animals made me smile for the rest of the day, and hopefully i was making their day better, too. maybe for the length of my visit, I as one person, was the whole world to those animals 🙂

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