The Culture of Kindness
What is the "Culture of Kindness"? The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language defines culture as "The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought." This column is dedicated to the belief that the ethical underpinning of a peaceful "culture of kindness" can and should be the concept that "kindness and compassionate love for others" has the highest value.
Note that this column was previously called "The Culture of Heart." I have changed the name in order to create a more specific focus.
Completely Revised and Expanded on Jan. 1 and Jan. 14, 2015
When I reflect about these gifts I always come back to the same conclusion that the Creator of the beautiful gifts of the spirit world must have been motivated by an intense and enduring love for each of us. Each of the gifts is so absolutely perfect for human beings—so fulfilling, so charming, and so delightful in every way. Each of the gifts fosters and multiplies love and beauty and joy.
I believe that the realm of the spirit world was created to be a place of happiness that is almost unimaginable from our vantage point in the physical world which has so often been described as “hell on earth.” more
~ Seeking a mystical relationship of love with the omnipresent God ~
By recognizing the divine around us, we will eventually reach the point where we conclude that the love and beauty that we’ve been resonating with must have an invisible Creative Source. Whether we call that source God, or something else, is unimportant. more
~ The Illumination and Flowering of Homo Incarnatus ~
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the American Declaration of Independence support the view that all humans are “incarnational peers” with “equal and inalienable rights,” from the humblest individual to the very top of governmental and social structures. They are peers based on the central acknowledgment that all humans are incarnational men and women, whether birthed from a Creative Intelligence or simply the Quantum Universe. more
Democrats should like this plan because it provides a vital service to all citizens, both rich and poor. Republicans should like it too, because its central premise is that taxes should not go up. Instead, wasteful spending should be cut, and programs should be prioritized so that healthcare becomes as important as national defense.
"In 2014, Congress shall establish and maintain a national department that will be responsible for the timely payment in full of all medical and dental bills submitted by U.S. citizens." more
Humans want life to resonate with meaning – enough meaning to lift their souls above the dreary and monotonous reality of daily survival. It is thrilling to imagine that we can contribute to a larger and higher purpose that will save the day, or save the world. We don’t mind sacrificing for a cause that seems just. more
(This is a companion piece to The Magnificent Divinity of Women.)
The magnificent divinity of men is not a popular topic. It has, however, an enthusiastic ally. Women, who are meant to be magnificently divine themselves, yearn for men to reclaim their divinity. Women want their men to be strong, but to be strong in more than musculature. Being rescued by a knight is most rewarding when the knight's armor is actually shining with the spiritual nobility of the man inside. more
... Also view the text column: The Magnificent Divinity of Women
... or the text column: Reclaiming the Magnificent Divinity of Men
I believe that one of the great disorders of the world is a misunderstanding of the value and role of women. This misunderstanding has been propagated by men and accepted by far too many women. more
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
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