“I am calm, poised and confident at all times, in all circumstances. At the center of my being is a core of security and assurance that all is well. I respond appropriately to stress, pressure, remaining centered and serene.”
Serenity and peace are your true nature and the core of who you are. When you tap into that center, you’re able to stay balanced no matter what happens. Instead of reacting to a situation from a state of fear, you can use all your resources to deal with it in a calmer way. This will give you a much better outcome, and increase your self-confidence.
ArticleComments Off on The Kindness Paradox: Give Kindness and Receive Joy
by Linda-Ann Stewart
How do you feel when someone is kind to you? For instance, when
a friend sends you a card, gives you a compliment or your spouse does the
dishes for you. Don’t you feel uplifted? And how do you feel when you do
something nice for someone else? Maybe you do an errand for a friend, call to
see how they’re doing, or help a neighbor carry in her groceries. Don’t you
feel a sense of satisfaction? And what if you see someone be generous to a
stranger? Doesn’t that give you a warm glow and motivate you to do something
When you see, do, or are the recipient of kindness, it
releases hormones that cause you to feel good, inspired and happy. It
stimulates the reward centers of the brain. Within a few minutes the hormones
have stopped flowing, but by remembering the action, you can recreate the joy.
Kindness is like a pebble thrown into a pond, with the ripples extending
outward and touching places unseen.
The Benefits of
The paradox of kindness and compassion is the benefits it
brings to the one who acts, as well as the recipient. Not only do you impact
the person you’re giving to, you’re receiving good feelings in return. Remember
what your mother used to say, “It’s better to give than receive”? In
this case, you receive far more than you give.
Showing kindness and compassion to others bestows the
following on you:
You’re more attractive to others, personally and professionally.
People like and trust you more.
You’re more creative.
Your self-esteem and self-worth increases.
Your optimism and positive thinking grows.
You feel calmer and happier.
Your stress, pain, anxiety, depression and blood pressure reduces.
Kindness Can Be
Sometimes being kind can be challenging. There are people
who irritate you and you may want to lash out at them. But you don’t know what has
happened in their life that has caused them to be annoying. These are times
when being altruistic and compassionate can have the best results. You may just
change someone’s life, in addition to your own.
For instance, consider being kind in the following
Smile and compliment the grouchy clerk. They might have had a bad day full of grumpy customers and it’s rubbed off on them.
Let the aggressive driver into the lane in front of you. They may be running late to an important appointment that could be vital to their well being.
Don’t complain when the elderly gentleman cuts ahead of you in line at the grocery store. He may have mild dementia and not have even noticed you were there.
In difficult situations, consider what the other person
might be dealing with that’s caused them to be rude. You’re not kind just for
them. You do it for you, because it’s better for your health, mentally,
physically and emotionally.
Focus on Kindness
The more you focus on being kind, the more you want to be
kind. And the kinder you are, the more you’ll grow that area of your brain. Pure
altruism brings you all the rewards mentioned and more. As you’re being kind to
others, don’t forget to be kind and compassionate towards yourself. You deserve
to be treated well, too, by yourself and others.
In the Christmas season, we focus on peace and goodwill
towards others. Why can’t we have this spirit all year long? Think of the life
we’d all have. It begins with each one of us being kind, on a daily basis. It’s
a very simple mindset that takes on a joyful life of its own.
Whenever I have a choice of how to respond to a situation, I choose kindness. Kindness allows the spirit of the Universe to flow through me, blessing my life and the life I impact. I cultivate a generous spirit and compassionate attitude towards myself and others. I generate peace and goodwill towards all people, every day of the year.
As a vision strategist, hypnotherapist, and speaker, Linda-Ann Stewart helps women entrepreneurs and small business owners who feel stuck, immobilized and overwhelmed to to get clear, focused and on the fast track to the next level of their business. To achieve a 90-day goal more easily, sign up for her FREE comprehensive Strategic Vision blueprint at www.Linda-AnnStewart.com/setyourcourse.html. You can contact her at LAS@Linda-AnnStewart.com or 928-600-0452.
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When you’re upset, it affects your body, tensing your muscles. The reverse is also true, if your body is relaxed, then your mind is calm. You can control your state of mind through relaxing your body so you can be more peaceful. A calm mind allows you have a sense of well-being and to think more clearly. Use this meditation to access a peaceful state that can contribute to more success and satisfaction in your life.
Thank you for joining me. Have you ever noticed that when you’re upset, stressed, anxious or worried that your muscles are tense? And that you breathe shallowly, from your upper chest? Your thoughts are telling your body that you’re feeling threatened, and they’re responding to protect you.
did you realize that when you deliberately relax your muscles and take deep
breaths, your mind begins to calm down and you feel more peaceful? It’s true.
What affects the mind will affect the body and vice versa. You have the power
to take control over your state of mind, by affecting your body.
Linda-Ann Stewart, of Heartvision Consulting. I’m a vision strategist, helping
women program their business for success by creating a master plan. But I’ve
also been a hypnotherapist for over 30 years. I’ve helped hundreds of people to
improve their quality of life through relaxation and then to achieve their
like to lead you through a short meditation of deliberate relaxation that will
help you find more calm, so you have a better life.
you want to, close your eyes.
a long slow deep breath. Now let it out, letting it go. Take another deep
breath in. Now exhale, letting it go, all the way out. Take one more deep
breath. And let it go, all the way out.
place your attention on your scalp. Let go of the muscles there. Imagine them
becoming like a floppy rubber band.
your attention to your face. Relax your facial muscles.
your attention on your neck, and let those muscles relax.
your shoulders drop, loose and limp.
arms relax, like a rag doll.
chest and abdoman become soft and relaxed.
your attention on your back, and you let it relax, becoming like soft putty,
relaxing all the way down to your hips.
now your legs relax, all the way down to your toes.
relaxing your entire body from the top of your head to the bottoms of your
imagine that you’re feeling calm, peaceful, serene, like your mind is a calm
pool of water. Safe and secure. Floating with a sense of well being.
wonder how you can create this calm, peace, serenity, safety, security and well-being
in your life from this moment on? Maybe you can create it with 3 deep breaths,
and a quick relaxation. Maybe you can simply remember how it felt to be at
ease. No matter how, it can be easy for you now to create this calm and well
being in your life. And you can bring this peace with you into your life as you
open your eyes.
did that feel? The more you practice it, the easier it becomes. The effects
accumulate over time.
your mind is calm, you have a sense of well being, are able to think more
clearly and make better decisions. You’re more creative, resourceful, and
resilient in the face of challenges. In addition, you’re more attractive to
people, both in your personal and professional lives. You’re able to feel more
fulfilled and satisfied in your work. Isn’t that worth taking a couple of
minutes out of every day to practice this exercise?
If you’d to achieve a 90-day goal more easily, download my free comprehensive Strategic Vision guide at www. SetYourCourseGuide.com. You’ll receive the guide, as well as a training video of that walks you through it with tips and directions to support you in being able to accomplish your goal.
Thank you for watching. I hope you’re able to take this meditation and practice it daily to bring you a much better life. Take care.