The Kindness Paradigm (17)

Feeling Free to Follow the Heart’s Desires

A society in which people are free to pursue their heart’s desires, their interests, is one that values the human and expresses that value with laws that support small business, with neighborhoods that are designed with people in mind, with work days short enough to allow for the activities of human living like buying groceries or doing laundry as well as for socialization. A society of this nature expresses the importance of the human by its deeds.

It is not enough to say that we value something. We must follow-up with supportive action. To say we love peace and then create, watch and play movies and games with intense violence is counter to what we say we want. To say we value individualism and then create jobs in which an automaton is a desirable employee makes no sense. To say we value human life yet create car-centric communities makes no sense. These things take away our feeling of freedom, relaxation and joy that make following our hearts possible.

When we solidly support human needs we create a platform of stability and honesty…honesty meaning genuine or real. This is like a diving platform, a stable place from which to jump into life with gusto, with no undermining current of thought that life is inherently dangerous and unstable. From a stable platform people tend to feel free to try new things, to investigate and even take chances.

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? You’d try, right? You’d take a chance on being an artist or a musician. You would open that small dog in home day care business on your 90th birthday. You would go back to school at 50 or 60 or 70 to learn about that thing you’ve been interested in for years. You would do all sorts of things that seem like folly now.

In the Kindness Paradigm, we create a stable platform for take off and we encourage the launch of all God’s children regardless of age.

Cheryl Jensen December 23, 2013 at Lake Goodwin, Washington

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