Practice Random Acts of Kindness:
It's been said "what we put out into the universe is what the universe shall return to us". Others call it Karma, and many believe it's no more than "doing the next right thing. To show a random act of kindness, expect and accept nothing in return, for to do so would only take away the value of giving. Only when we give from the heart, silently and genorously do we find our true spiritual being. An energy that has dwelled within us all, long before we took the tainted values of years and years of society's "What's in it for me" selfish ideoligies. When we can clearly see how one simple deed can bring a miraculous amount of joy to countless others, only then can we truly see that it's not about "What's in it for me", but "What can I do for others during my short visit in this "Material world".
We sometimes forget how good it makes us feel to give to someone in need. When we do help another and expect nothing in return. It sets off a chemical reaction inside of us which signals us that this is who we really are, who we were meant to be, and how we were suppose to live our lives, unselfishly and aligned with the universal power of love. That is why it feels so good to help another, to give without unselfish motive or expected to receive special favor. It feels right because it is right! We feel good because we have done something good. The feeling we receive isn't by accident, but by design. It feels beautiful because live was designed to be beautiful, filled with love and brotherhood, much unlike the lives we lead in this fast paced dog-eat dog world. This is our escape from the evolution of self-centeredness, self seeking, and self righteousness.
When we give from our heart we receive that joy right back from the universe, or what ever source you believe to be your higher power. The gift we receive is priceless, yet unfortunately not timeless. The emotional high can only be substained by a continuous and selfless stream of giving. I believe we were always intended to be loving and caring to each other when we were all at one time aligned with the good intentions of life itself. Only humans have changed. The changing of the seasons can be counted on year after year. The trees and the flowers keep their same routine as do the animals who have kept the same routine forever.
What can we do to get our self aligned with everything else, including peace and harmony and just to feel good about our selves and those around us? Give without receiving, love without being loved in return, put a smile on a strangers face even when you are feeling troubled, and believe you were not put here to be unhappy, but to reap the joy, share your heart with another, and continue to do random acts of kindness, and you will receive your peace and serenity in exchange. Spread the love, Enjoy the peace, feel the harmony, and reap the blessings.