Another tactic within my current system for living is small acts of kindness. Kindness has the greatest return of any choice I make.
Think back to the last time you were disappointed after helping someone.
What was the nature of this disappointment?
If you are seeking external rewards then you might benefit from a change of mindset.
Here’s what works for me.
Each day, all sorts of thoughts run through my head.
When I’m under stress, I think about retribution, anger and violence.
This sort of thinking is particularly toxic when directed towards my kids. Not-acting on my thoughts exhausts me…
…especially when my negative experience appears to be caused by situations, and people, outside of myself.
But is it?
Who created the habits of my mind?
Regardless of the source of my habits (maybe it really is everyone else’s fault…), there’s only one person who’s going to be able to improve my inner experience.
Positive, and kind, actions despite the noise of daily living.
Sometimes the best I can offer is not giving voice to the negativity I am experiencing.
Anyhow, if you’re giving and expecting reward // or // not giving because you don’t see the benefit…
…then consider a change of approach.
I help in small ways to prove that I’m a good person despite my mental habits.
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