kindness

A Quote by Brian on god, wayne dyer, power of intention, intention, kindness, power, people, and serotonin

Have you ever heard about the effects of kindness on your brain? Wayne Dyer shares the amazing science of kindness in his book “Power of Intention.” It goes something like this:

Serotonin is the drug that makes you feel good. It’s what all the pharmaceutical companies pump into those wonderful little anti-depressants. It’s also a little drug God decided to pump through our brains when we do things he/she/it likes. It’s kinda like a little reward for good behavior, you know?

Anyway, get this: when you do something kind for someone else, the person you’re helping has serotonin released in her brain—she feels happier.

And so do you.

Good news! Two more serotonin-induced happier people in the world! Woo hoo!

But the most amazing thing is this: not only do you and the person you helped feel better, so does some random person who happened to watch your act of kindness.

Let’s be nice.

Brian Johnson

Source: thinkArete.com

Contributed by: Eric

A Quote by Plato on plato and kindness

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Source: thinkexist.com

Contributed by: Amanda

A Quote by Zoroaster on zoroaster, zend avesta, golden rule, and kindness

That which is good for all and any one,
For whomsoever- that is good for me. . .
What I hold good for self, I should for all.
Only Law Universal is true law.

Zoroaster (c.628 - c.551)

Source: Zend Avesta

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Rengetsu on kindness, night, and moon

Thanks to their kindness in refusing me lodging,
I found myself beneath the blossoms
On the night of this misty moon.

Rengetsu

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Marianne on mirror, god, creator, beauty way, judgement, acceptance, love, peace, marianne, kindness, and courage

The Mirror of Me

In a dream I looked into a pool and what I saw was me,
But in a gentler version of what we really see.

I was then shown, this pool really does reflect,
Every one I chance to meet, in all things that exist.

As I go about my day, do I see the piece of me,
that lives in everyone I meet, in every bird and tree?

It's hard some days to see myself in beggar and in thief,
In Gossip and in Poverty as I pass it on the street.

Compassion is the key, how would it be if it was me?
Would I hope to get a smile from everyone I see?

Or would I like them to scorn and scold me for my mistake,
and pass me as so many did, leaving judgment in their wake?

Since I am a piece of God, and walk the Beauty way,
I must help myself up off the street and give encouragement away.

To give a smile.. ... You can do It... I can understand,
I can help...what can I do...give a helping hand.

For in the ripples of the pool the reflection is You I see.
It's hard to tell but I now know that you're a part of me.

God has a Great Reflecting Pool, and as he looks Within,
In His Great Wisdom sees me inside of Him.

He treats me gently like a child, no matter what mistakes I make,
And all He asks in return is that I might do the same.

Marianne Goldweber

Source: Marianne Goldweber Spiritualist- Minister

Contributed by: Marianne

A Quote by Marianne on marianne, cleveland, sharing, banquet, native american, homeless, hunger, kindness, compassion, love, peace, community, enough, without, children, and need

Imagine being invited to a banquet where you bring your own meal-
and you brought a steak ,baked potatoes and asparagus with Boston cream pie for desert.  

Joining you at that table were a sampling of the human diversity from your community.  
Across from you  at this table was a mother with children who had nothing to bring-
how much would you enjoy your meal without sharing it? 
 
Marianne Goldweber
Spiritualist-Minister

Marianne Goldweber

Source: Marianne Goldweber

Contributed by: Marianne

A Quote by William Wordsworth on kindness and love

"The best portion of a good man's life:
his little,  nameless, unremembered acts of
kindness and love."

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Arthur Hewitt on compassion, love, consideration, and kindness

You'll catch more bees with honey than you will with vinegar!

Arthur Hewitt

Source: Something my Nana used to tell my DoonDoon all the time.

Contributed by: Danielle

A Quote by unknown on kindness, love, life, living, battles, and hardship

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

unknown

Contributed by: bhappy

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on friendship, animal nature, kindness, and civility

A generous friend
gives life for a friend
let's rise above this
animalistic behavior
and be kind to one another

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: Jessica

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