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Inspiration – Praying to Be Kind

This poem from Danna Faulds really resonates with me. I shared it at the end of class today. Enjoy the discovery along the way ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›

I used to think that
being smart, successful,
and accomplished was
the key. And then I
believed that being a
disciplined seeker would
open doors to divinity.
Now it seems to me all
that really matters is 
being kind - kind to my
stumbling, imperfect self,
kind to every other being
I meet along the way.
I pray for the rough edges
of my judgment to be
smoothed so what remains
is kindness and acceptance 
of this unfolding moment.
Inside this kindness may I
find truth and may truth
illumine my way today. Amen

~ Danna Faulds from "What's True Here"

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life ๐Ÿ’›

28 comments on “Inspiration – Praying to Be Kind

  1. Sharon Lawrence

    Thanks Val! The words are stuck in my head!

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. I’ve always thought that kindness is the most important virtue to have; well said, Val!

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  3. We will indeed find that inner place. Great way to start the day, thank you Val โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿฆ‹

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  4. Beautiful โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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  5. Amen. Wisdom for life ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  6. Simple idea, profoundly beautiful and true.๐Ÿ’–

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  7. We all know to be kind to others, but so many folk are not kind to themselves. Acceptance that none of us are perfect and we all have our faults and negative characteristics should be just as important.

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  8. Enjoyed the poem.
    To kindness!

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  9. Ahhh, so lovely, Val. Some of the most resonant moments in my life spring from a moment of kindness. ๐Ÿ’•

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  10. Thank you for sharing this, Val, it also resonates with me. xx

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  11. That’s a perfect prayer!

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  12. Great and inspiring words!

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  13. davidcarlisuk

    What an amazing blog you have shared with us. I have seen this full post and admired . Thank you guy.

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