>I received an e-mail this week with rather lovely suggestions for relieving stress in one’s life. I’m not going to repeat all the suggestions, but one of them got me thinking.
It simply said: “It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.”
Bit of an amazing concept, eh? The reason I’ve been pondering this idea is that there is some much stuff around about improving oneself, being more creative, living a better life, doo-daa, doo-daa, you know what I’m talking about.
But what if we are already living the way we’re meant to be? What if we love other people in our lives? Isn’t that good enough? What if we have a lot of laughter or love in our lives? Isn’t that an important part of living?
In my earlier post, I talked about living up to our potential. In that, I meant tuning in to what really nurtures our heart and soul, whether it be being a parent, grandparent, teacher, carer, artist, cabinet-maker, mechanic, whatever. We don’t need to be famous or imporant, we can simply accept what really makes our life worthwhile, and then enjoy life without striving to be better or different or like some celebrity.
And suppose we are simply meant to understand the power of love and extend love to the rest of humanity, practising compassion, tolerance and kindness? Such simple things, right under our noses, and they come very quietly into our everyday life if we realise their value and their offering of a key to open our hearts.
I rather like the following quote which I’ll share below:
“The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on the day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.