Welcome to my kindness blog!
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
It has always been helpful for me to remember the three antidotes: Love, Compassion, and Wisdom. Our natural tendency is to look, not for the antidotes in life, but rather the problems. I mean, if things are good, then no action is needed. Our ability to key into problems/dangers, as well as, our eventual development of cognitive thinking is what allowed us to survive, to flourish, and ultimately to become the dominant species on the planet. These human factors caused me to come to the conclusion that I need to purposefully foster/nurture positive states-of-mind. That is what I want my blog to be about. I do hope that this will help me on my spiritual journey. If you are reading this, I implore you to help me. Please give me kind feedback on topics you feel are important to the subject of kindness and compassion. Please clue-me-in on any human interest stories that illustrate the importance of human understanding. Welcome to my humble blog. Please feel at home here. I hope that everyone who visits feels the acceptance, respect, and love that I feel has the power to change the world.
Just a little about me:
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a husband, a father, and just recently a granddad. I am passionate about things like mindfulness and spiritual growth. I respect all religions and feel that they all have an important role in teachings us values and the meaning of life. My wife Teri and my daughter Heidi have both taught me so much about the power of caring/love. This learning has continued (truly it will never end) with the birth of my grandson, Beckett. I had to tell my daughter that I will definitely be a better granddad, because as a father I really did not know Jack. He has taught me of the uncorrupt/unconditional love that we all possess. These wonderful traits need to be cultivated, encouraged, and cherished. And I don’t mean just in a baby, but in myself, in each other, and in us as a society. If someone does you wrong, I encourage you to imagine what they looked like as a baby. Imagine what it would be like to hold that baby, to care for it, to bring forth the wonderfully rich and genuine inner-nobility that we all possess. That’s what the power of compassion can do.