… make the world go round. In just the last week, in two separate places, I have seen the same message, and it’s the same message as in my book; nothing matters more than love, kindness, empathy and compassion. A Boston Globe article headlined: How kindness built civilization, (Cook, K10, June 5, 2011) sums up what Duke University scientist and researcher Brian Hare concludes is the ”Wisdom of the Dog: to be smart, first play nice.” He goes on to say, civilization developed because of ”the ability to tolerate each other, to be kind enough, and patient enough, that we could cooperate more deeply. This led to language, tools, and civilization.”
Meanwhile I also read the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Help, a moving novel of the civil rights struggles in the 1960′s South from the perspectives of several black maids and one rebellious young white woman. Together they write a book in secret about what it is like to work as a black maid in the white homes of the South. The author, Kathryn Stockett, writes in an afterword that the ”one line that I truly prize” is, “Wasn’t that the point of the book? For women to realize, ’We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought.’“ Empathy and kindness are the magical substances that makes civilization and human connection possible.
I have had people tell me that I should have run away from Victor, the man I meet and become involved with in my book, Beyond the Great Abyss: Enlightenment, Redemption, and My Journey into the Unknown. These readers of my book think that he does not deserve my love and kindness, and that the relationship is too dangerous. But I, and he, triumph and so does love, empathy and kindness. What do you think is the most powerful force: love, or fear, anger and hatred?
P.S. My book is about how to aid these powerful forces in guiding us, for clearly good does not always triumph. The powerful new energy therapies of whole body vibration and constitutional homeopathy are tools that can help us change our energy, helping us to move to a positive state in our emotions and thoughts, which will then affect your physical body and eventually your entire life. Stack the odds!