By being kind towards everyone, we align ourselves to the truth of who we really are, developing compassion. We then get familiar with the idea that we are beings of awesome power, the essence of which is love. Starting today, treat everyone you meet with care, kindness and understanding, it will help you achieve a state of enlightenment.
Dr. David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD. authored a number of books, the most widely read is doubtless, Power vs. Force. On the subject of enlightenment or becoming enlightened, his explanation was very useful to me. After providing sufficient background, he distilled the strategy and tactics recommended toward achieving the enlightened state into a simple, two word admonition: “Be Kind.”
Simple Acts Of Kindness
That essential message – as I understand it is that, by being kind toward everyone and everything without exception, we align ourselves with the truth of who we (really) are, and the consequence is a developing awareness of the larger truth – compassion; encompassing a scope previously unrealized.
We can grasp an intellectual understanding and agree with the idea that we are, at our core, beings of awesome power, the essence of which is Love. Agreed? The experiential knowing of this? Now THAT is something that I posit is worth every calorie expended in it’s pursuit. And a technique to acquire this is the practice of simply being kind.
And then doing it again.. and again. Going “out of your way” and developing this habit. Over time and/or quite possibly “all at once”. As the breaking of a gentle dawn or the simultaneous turning of a flock of birds; you will be introduced to a knowingness that confirms your suspicions that we live in a friendly universe. That the phrase, ”God is Love” is in fact an incomplete understatement.
The Greatest Salesman in the World is probably the most well-known work of Og Mandino. Recently I came upon a Facebook friend’s post – a quote attributed to Og. It expresses in different words, perhaps more poignantly, a tactic that leads in this direction. If one who desired enlightenment took up this practice it is my opinion they would rapidly access a glimpse of the core of who we all truly are. Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in the World (1923 – 1996)
Once experienced, this is transformative. I tell you plainly that, IF one will choose to actually DO this, something will happen. You will gain insight. And the at once exceedingly gentle yet awesomely powerful knowingness of Compassion, at the experiential level will result in gratitude and appreciation in the years to come, knowing (and knowing we know) the undeniable reality of what has been called the
essence and the substance of our universe.
Intellectually we can agree this could be useful. For those who will go ahead and – Fearlessly, Boldly actually DO this. Their lives and experience are going to change. And If it takes some practice, if this enlightenment isn’t fully realized overnight? That is still OK. You may Count on it. Try a little Kindness.*This song, Calibrated on Dr. Hawkins (logarithmic scale) Map of Consciousness, calibrates at 400.