Kindness & Courage

3 Aug

 

“Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own”
~ Adam Lindsay Gordon

 

Messages come to us in strange ways. When you least expect it, they appear in front of you and give you the guidance you so desperately need. I have recently been tested on both the kindness and courage front. Firstly, I made the decision to act with kindness to another human being. Unfortunately that decision to act with kindness and consideration was wrongly interpreted. Which led me to be tested on the courage front.

 

It is so hard to stand up for what you feel and know to be the right thing. It is even harder when others don’t understand your actions. And harder still when their lack of understanding and tolerance leads to their own pain and unhappiness. And that’s when you need courage. A strength to stand up for what is your truth despite the consequences. And finding that strength is very hard to do.

So, when out of the blue, you get a message like the one below, it gives you the courage to keep going despite it all:

Be courageous, and stand up for your beliefs. You need to act upon your convictions, even if others disagree. I am protecting you from harm and guiding you. As you stand up for your beliefs, you’re a role model for others. This is an important form of spiritual teaching, in which your example gives others courage to stand up for their own principles. (Doreen Virtue, Archangel Oracle Cards).
 
I hope that I am always able to act with kindness, no matter what the circumstance and that I have the courage to deal with my own troubles no matter how painful it may be.

 

 

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3 Responses to “Kindness & Courage”

  1. Nanee August 4, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    You make me proud – if only “allbodies” in this world acted with kindness and consideration, what a different world we would have…….. you’ve followed your heart and that can only have the best outcome for you.

  2. Poppop August 4, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    Amen.

  3. odette August 5, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    kindness and courage are a strange combination, and you are very brave for doing both at the same time. believe in yourself, and for what you know is right! love your quotes!

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