Kindness benefits both ways. Brain C-13 Review Many wise people have …
Kindness benefits both ways. Brain C-13 Review Many wise people have stated a very important relationship between our feelings toward others, and the way we feel. By thinking of and being thoughtful of other people, we get our thoughts away from ourselves and whatever is causing our anxieties. It’s simple according to Benjamin Franklin. “When you are good to others, you are best to yourself.”
Anger may seem justified when we have been hurt, however let’s review the situation and consider the facts and effects. Who is being harmed by our anger or revenge? If we are sickened and cause ourselves more harm, what is the sense? There is also another point of view, expressed by Arnold Bennett in the 1800’s, “It’s hard to have one’s watch stolen, but one reflects that the thief of the watch became a thief from causes of heredity and environment which are as interesting as they are scientifically comprehensible; and one buys another watch, if not with joy, at any rate with a philosophy that makes bitterness impossible.”
Relax. Create a detailed peaceful retreat in your imagination, and at different times during the day, go there to calm your feelings. Picture it in vivid detail. Perhaps a comfortable room with soft music. A quiet place in the woods. A placid fishing lake. A beautiful garden with flowers, trees, birds, water falls. Perhaps such a place already exists. While you are there, let go of everything except where you are.