RAOS (Random Acts Of Sharing) Theory

The actual hard question: 
What can we do in practical, “real world” behaviors
to create a future in which the default position
is to act with respect for all?
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Being kind can be a moving meditation. 
Not about self-depletion, energy deficit,
or even making a special effort. 
It can be easy, what is pleasing, placid, cool, nonabrasive. 
It can also be courageous, heroic, strength called forth.
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“Kind” is different from “nice”. 
Nice is conciliatory, making room
by being smaller or overly overt accommodation. 
Kindness is more essential,
more honest, more responsible —
making room by inclusion.
Yes, we live in a world of damage and hostility. 
Best response?  Turn in the direction
of healing and peace. 
That turning, deft and delicious
ecstatic dance,
thrilling reel as active self-reward. 
First, it may seem necessary,
to do the difficult work of leaving the guilt,
self-punishment, belief in misery. 
That is certainly harder than one would surmise
from a more ideal perspective.
Tiny pleasures, endearing secret smiles,
nape of the cat’s back as it purrs.
Imagine yourself in the story;
bring it back with care and love.
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