Kindness Creates Space for Flow
Kindness creates space for flow in a number of ways. First, it makes us feel good to help others. Next, kindness is contagious. It causes a ripple to go from a recipient to recipient. So, we may think we are only helping one person, but in reality the chain reaction goes far beyond anything we can imagine. Finally, performing random acts of kindness (RAKs) enables us to practice being conduits of flow. The more we give without expectation, the more we are open to receive.
Care Moves Beyond Valentine’s Day
In her new book, It’s Not Your Money: How to Live Fully from Diving Abundance, Tosha Silver discusses becoming a source of kindness. She writes: You have to want to let God use you to give. You have to want to be part of the Flow, not only financially, but in every way. There are many ways to give. In turn, it allows us to receive in countless ways, too. Flow is a major theme of all of Silver’s books, seminars, and teachings. To learn more about her offerings, see her website: https://toshasilver.com/
As a former Girl Scout leader, I had the troops craft and deliver valentines to the folks at the Soldiers and Sailors Home where we lived. The veterans were so touched that these youngsters would make them cards and spend time chatting with them. Then, the girls voted to expand the card making and delivery project to include Veteran’s Day, too. The supplies for the craft were simple. And, so were the messages, including Happy Valentine’s Day! and Thank you for serving!
Take a clue from Glinda, the Good Witch of the North in the Land of Oz. Get out your (invisible) magic wand and create kindness wherever you go. Find ways to ensure others of their own talents, gifts, and/or goodness. Call or visit an elderly relative. Share a plate of cookies – or a box of Girl Scout Trefoils – with a new neighbor. Let someone go ahead of you in line at the grocery store. Hold the door open for a mother with young children. You get the idea. Go for the Girl Scout motto: Turn a good dead daily! And, then for a moment feel the warm sense of flow that floods your heart. At the end of the day, take 15 minutes to journal about the experience. Consider some of these questions as you write: Who did you help? How did they react to your kindness? When will you take time to do RAKs again? Hopefully soon!
Here’s to growing your flow,