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Old 03-08-2012, 04:26 PM
Charlie Charlie is offline
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Default Kindness

"It's hard to live a life."

I count myself as fortunate to have been the sole audience to this statement.

It was as if I was being told a secret that was hiding in plain sight.

At the time, the speaker spoke with no air of complaint, no appeal for pity.

It was as if he was relating a simple, universal truth about the nature of
being any one of the myriad creatures alive in the World.

I have come to appreciate the power of this truth.

When it consciously precedes my speaking, it breeds in me empathy for all things.

It grows kindness in me.

At my best, when I acknowledge this truth to myself, I take up the challenge
of my own life with great resolve and conviction.
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