I have been observing the kind. As in, people being kind to people.
Here’s what I’m seeing.
- Somehow they are ultra-interconnected with others yet totally of themselves at the same time.
- They are not attacking, obviously, but even more importantly, they are not defensive.
This means they are open.
But they’re not open to attack, if you know what I mean. They are not exactly undefended.
It’s as if they know that no one can hurt them. Or that anyone can — probably everyone will — and they’ll be okay.
It looks so easy when they do it. Maybe it is.
What do you think — what characterizes them? How do they do it?
This makes me wonder about the place we may go within when we challenged in some way whether it is thoughts or a visceral-physiological response to something. Sometimes I can go to a place in my mind where everything is suspended and nothing permeates this altered state other than pure awareness.
Oooh. Diane. Do you think this is kindness’ home??