I called a friend this afternoon and announced I needed a hug! She sent me a whopper over the phone lines – sound and all. I admit I am in what feels like a very vulnerable space and there is a part of me which associates this space with needing to be hugged. Why is that?
Mark J wrote today about “Kindness is the key to the hug“. This week we have been tasked with recognizing kindness in others and ourselves; offering kindness to others without any expectation of reciprocity and better yet, getting out there and doing RANDOM acts of kindness – allowing ourselves to rejoice in the act itself, knowing there will be no outside appreciation of, or for, our actions.
I started this week off by suggesting to our team to remember to “be kind to yourself”. I reasoned the same way one cannot love others without loving ourselves – how can we be kind to others if we are not kind to ourselves? THEN we take it a step further by RECOGNIZING in others virtues we wish to enhance and grow within ourselves….ultimately realizing that which we seek was within us all along.
It may not be the hug…possibly more about what that hug creates within us which radiates outward. Acts of kindness can create a chain reaction of kindness throughout our world, spreading a feeling of joy and abundance. A hug given and received creates a unique kind of energy transfer, and since energy does not diminish it only transfers and continues to transfer, the chain reaction of the energy hug could possibly reach beyond what we know as our world.
I feel like I just gave myself a great big hug filled with all sorts of positive energy. You?