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Preceding and Proceeding with Kindness (video)

Preceding what we do with intentional kindness nourishes the heart. I’d like to share a video from the series  “Insightful Heart™” from the Institute of HeartMath (IHM) called “Preceding with Kindness,” which is designed to encourage us to pause, reflect and connect with our heart before we act.

I hope the video’s simple and uplifting message will touch your heart and add inspiration to your day. Take a moment to ponder its meaning. Consciously reconnect with the feeling shared, and make it part of who you are.

Take a minute to watch the video (it’s 60 seconds long).

Note: Why did I choose to use “preceding” instead of “proceeding” in the title of this kindness video? It’s because my message in the video is saying to precede everything you do with kindness. A definition for preceding is: coming before, coming, going, existing or happening immediately before somebody or something else. Precede a conversation by bringing kindness into your focus. Make genuine effort to “precede with kindness” in each moment of your day.

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Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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8:06PM PST on Nov 29, 2013


11:26PM PDT on Oct 14, 2013

When you precede with kindness, you are bound to be met with it in return in the majority of cases.

8:36AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

It's not hard to be nice but it does sometimes take effort, and more importantly, presence of mind. Today, I will try to be purposely nice.

11:11PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

If you make a plan, to do something kind for at least one person every day, you must feel a sense of happiness.
It need not be an enormous thing, but a very small thing, to show someone that they are thought about in a caring way.

6:14PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013


6:46AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013


12:00AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

We all have something we can contribute to breathe life into our heartless dying population. For example, everyone smiles in the same language ... costs nothing, sets a positive tone ... maybe just what's needed by another someone at that moment. Worth a try ...

8:49PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

True. Thank you Sara.

7:30PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

Thanks for the share.

7:25PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013


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