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Kind Action

As we have seen with the recent hurricanes and earthquake, the forces of nature are impersonal and impartial, even inhumane. But human souls are called to empathy, kindness, and compassion. When the small ego no longer rules oneís life, oneís action is kindness itself.

Find out how the very nature of love changes when we practice true kind action, and what the great sages compared kindness to, here:

In practicing kind action, love is no longer an obsessive mental longing or uncontrolled emotional outburst. Sympathy becomes mutual encouragement. Pity becomes the fearless act of loving. Negative emotions do not hurt people and positive emotions cannot drag them down. All these emotional attributes are purified into compassion.

When selflessness is restored through the meditation of love, action is kind and trustworthy. Through love, kind action becomes endless, inexhaustible, and unfathomable. Kind action is the very nature of a motherís power of creative nourishment, a combination of selfless love and self-sacrifice.

As the ancient Chinese sage, Lao Tzu wrote:

He is kind to those who are kind.
He is also kind to those who are not kind.
It is the kindness of Action itself.
He is trustworthy to those who are trustworthy.
He is also trustworthy to those who are not trustworthy.
It is the trust of Action itself.

Read more: Spirit, Inspiration

Adapted from Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching, by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang (Inner Traditions, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching, by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang (Inner Traditions, 2005).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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2:58AM PST on Feb 10, 2013

Simple, subtle, but it's essential

1:48AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Thank you.

4:38PM PST on Nov 19, 2012

Good article, thank you.

9:52AM PST on Feb 16, 2012

great article thanks

6:05PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

Nice article, sweet pic. Thanks.

12:12PM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

Kindness warms us all lucky are we!

6:18AM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

Love doesn't exist, unless you mean sex. Ugh!

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