As my Kindness Journey continues, I continue to realize how the world around me affects my progress. I observe what is going on in the world and I see a sense of perpetual outrage. We always seem to need something, or someone, to be outraged about.
The school shooting in Texas provides a horrible example. We all are disgusted and horrified at what happened, but our sorrow and compassion quickly turns into outrage. “How could this happen?”. “How could this happen again?”. “Who is to blame?”.
The anger leads to frustration, the frustration leads to stress, and stress prevents us from practicing Kindness and achieving Happiness. It almost seems like the world wants us to stay outraged.
We can do better. We must do better.
5 things I’m thankful for today.
- At last, the horrible truth starts to be revealed.
- Recognizing what is happening.
- Keeping my compassion intact.
- The rain we got.