The Art of Kindness

The Dalai Lama once quoted as saying, "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." I think upon the two vital organs there in our bodies, the brain and the heart. How they seem to feed off the other. For so many years, the clinical research and scientists believed that the mind put the feelings there firstly as the heartstrings would be tugged... and then the heart would then accentuate the hormonal influx of endorphins and chemical reactions... as the synapses would be taking all of the heartfelt emotions back to synthesize it into the brain... it was then found out just recently that our hearts may in fact, be the rightful owners to feelings and that the brain then receives them to accentuate them with all of the hormones... So, as I thought about Kindness and the acts of being kind to one another... about the simple regard of being nice to another... and about grand gestures of random acts of kindness... I started to think upon how the Dalai Lama lived in his setting of being a temple of kindness in giving equal billing to the brain and heart together as both served the person with showing kindness to so many who might not deserve it... who might not return it. Yet, he still maintained his passion in being a mind/hearted soul who entreated kindnesses to all. I do try to be kind... I am, at times, misunderstood and at times, I can get my own feathers ruffled a little... but I don't hold onto resentment or anger. I do not let so much frustrate me in *not* showing others this heart and mind of kindness. I was reading about him and found his philosophy intriguing. Just wanted to let ye know about how I like the guy's way of thinking. :)
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