I just returned from a truly life-affirming vacation. I can’t wait to share some of the lessons I learned with all of you! I truly enjoy the community of open communication here at WordPress and I missed corresponding with my people!
To kick off this week I wanted to share an inspiring article I received in the newsletter from the Midwest Reiki Community. The link above entitled Resurrection of a Dragonfly illustrates one of the lessons I learned on vacation this past week. Even the smallest act of kindness doesn’t go unnoticed. Our perception, the lens with which we interpret meaning, is all that matters in matters of the heart and soul.
Rescuing a dying dragon fly can help us understand the beauty and power of loving kindness. When you walk with loving kindness in your heart you can’t help but be mindful of the suffering around you. You become more aware of the needs of others. As you expand your awareness to meet their needs you find your own growth and healing, as well.
In this story the dragonfly was covered in dust, colorless, lifeless. How many people do you know who fit this description? Have you ever looked into the eyes of someone whose vibrant soul has been dulled and dimmed by pain and hardship? What if all they need is someone to gently move them into the sunlight and breathe love and beauty into those eyes? What if all it takes is one simple act of kindness? Would you do it for a family member? A friend? A stranger?
No kind act is ever too small to make an impact on the world. The more loving kindness you give the more you will receive. Life small gifts are some of the most valuable. Give and receive them with a joyful heart.
Please also enjoy this symbolic interpretation of the dragonfly. I would for you to leave your comments, stories, questions and reactions below! All input is always welcome!!!