Last week, KINDNESS was the theme at the yoga studio where I take classes – Good Life Yoga. We dedicate our practice each day to kindness and each time we moved into a pose, there was an offering of kindness – to ourselves, to the people in our life, or to the world. At one point, as we were struggling a bit with downward facing dog, our amazing and wise teacher, Amber, encouraged us to be fiercely kind. No wishy washy Midwestern nicey-nice energy to come into the pose but full power, all organic muscle energy working towards kindness (and holding the pose).
Whoa – what an interesting and challenging combination. What does it mean to be fiercely kind? It is easy for me to imagine and practice being fiercely protective or fiercely loyal. But I never considered fierce kindness.
What would be possible if I brought fierce intensity to being kind?
What would the world be like if we all took a stand to be deeply and intensely kind at some point each day?
I think I found my growing edge for this week. How about you? How will you experiment with fierce kindness?
Mary- this is a terrific thought. Feels like it can be so powerful for our relationships. All of them, starting with those closest in…Not yet sure how but I’m on it. Thank you!
Hi Pearl! I am just figuring out how to respond. I would love to hear the results of your experiments with fierce kindness. Keep me posted.