“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia
Exploring deeper wider rivers of thought has been a daunting process recently. The quote above reminded me of a few things. The first of course, is the power of the small acts in life. Concepts that seem almost too large for the mind to comprehend need to be broken down into small manageable parts. Small honest acts of caring are the doorway to understanding the human spirit and the path of selflessness.
One of the most exciting things that I have discovered in reading and researching to write daily, are the bonds that hold all of life and humanness together and unite even the most disparate and unrelated thoughts. Examining the web of connectivity is at once reassuring and fascinating.
In each small act of kindness there is a small drop of selflessness. When one acts altruistically, the action itself has the effect of uniting our soul and body through our spirituality. While thought and meditation can offer insight, these small acts cement the bond of our best inner self to our outward manifestation, our persona. Through these actions we gain greater understanding of ourselves and the value of spiritual positivity. It is not just the gentle touch or the genuine compliment that makes a difference to another; it is the energy of kindness that flows from us to another that can surprise and comfort in a few words.
The need to believe that we are not alone, that we are tethered somehow to this life through those around us is a powerful human desire. This invisible web does not bind so much as hold us aloft, it is at once elastic and unbreakable. Each small gesture lightly places another gossamer thread tying each of us to a larger purpose.