Little Acts of Kindness
by Friends of Godwin
Doing little acts of kindness, sometimes talking to a person, sometimes smiling at a person, such little actions even for a few minutes are a way of developing compassion. And when you develop this quality, wherever you are you are bound to see such opportunities; even travelling in a bus or going along the road, you’re bound to notice situations where you can be of some help or show some kindness to others.
And I would like to suggest that you should also learn to relate to yourself with this quality of Karuna. When you see yourself suffering, when you realise that you are suffering yourself, you’ll be your worst enemy if you’re just allowing yourself to continue to suffer in this way. So having Karuna for yourself is trying to do something about your own suffering.