Saturday, October 29, 2016

31 days to a kinder me. Day 29.

I saw an article online the other day speaking to the increase in ghost stories and interest in other paranormal areas during the Victorian Era. Put forth in the article was the theory that as society moved more fully into the Industrial Age people had: 1) more leisure time and 2) an innate need for everything to not be so controlled. 

That theory started a thought process as I asked myself, "What is the genesis of the current emphasis on mindfulness and kindness that I see so much of online?" My short answer would be that people have been pushed to the breaking point by the greed, avarice, and selfishness that is rampant in society in 2016. The revolt is an effort to counter the divisive and corrosive effects we are currently battling. 

Humankind is trying to get to the heart of the matter by recapturing what really matters. What really matters is health, joy, love, trust, civility, integrity, and a future for our children and our children's children. What matters is that we not continue the rampant destruction of a closed environment that sustains us all. 

Kindness in word and deed, to all living beings and this Earth on which we dwell. In many forms. From the heart. 

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