“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know when it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oh yeah! I’m all over this one. I mean, I’m a mom, my whole life is selfless. Right?
Well, before I could really answer this one for myself, I had to think about selfless. Truly, what person can’t speak to the myriad of things we do for our kids, or our spouse, or a friend, a co-worker, etc. But does that mean selfless. Am I supposed to get out of myself? I had to think about it and roll it around in my head until I got it. I know my act is selfless when I barely realise I am doing it. When my intention is on the others, the ones I am doing it for, then my self is effaced and only the good deed remains. In other words, if you are being nice and it is important that everyone notices how nice you are, it is not selfless. If you can boil anything down to it being about you, you have missed the point. Don’t get me wrong a good deed is still a good deed. The real benefit and acquired consciousness comes when we let go of our expectations and are fully connected with our giving nature. The how or how much isn’t important when the intention is honourable. The gift you get is not recognition but something far more valuable.
So take this challenge and surrender to your kindness. Put you ego in your back pocket. Do an anonymous good deed. Feel what it feels like on the inside. You’ll understand why this is a big one.
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