“We Are Here to Learn to Love Better”
“When we bless others, we free the goodness in them and in ourselves. When we bless life, we restore the world.”
So here it is, the final message to the Kindness Blessings class. In closing, I want to sincerely thank you all for your participation. I want to give a little extra appreciation to those of you who regularly posted, thus helping keep our collective momentum going. I know it’s difficult to stay focused so I appreciate those of you who did. I also want to acknowledge those of you who completed most or all of the “assignments,” even if you didn’t always post. Each act completed contributed to the amount of positive action taking place in the world.
As I told you early in the class, years ago I discovered words for my personal belief about how we are all connected. It was based on learning about holograms, specifically how when those projected onto a glass plate are broken, each shard of glass contains the whole. This metaphor has not only stayed with me over these years, but grown stronger in my mind. But reading Rachel describe the “mystical version of the Big Bang theory” took my breath away. There was my belief, captured perfectly and more succinctly than I had ever had it for myself. Wow, what an experience.
As you likely understand now, offering and facilitating kindness classes is one way I practice kindness for myself. They provide me a profound sense of purpose. I feel I am doing something meaningful. At their zenith, these classes are profound win-win situations. I benefit from offering them and others benefit by participating in them. When something happens for one of us like happened for me with this class, it’s like the stars have aligned and all is made perfect. I wonder if that’s not happening all the time, if I’m just not practiced enough to regularly recognize it.
As a parting thought, here’s one more nugget from Rachel, “We are here to grow in wisdom and to learn to love better.”
Blessings to you.
Link to Book: “My Grandfather’s Blessings”