Monday, November 10, 2008

Kindness, Beauty, Truth

The ideals that have lighted my way time after time and have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. - Albert Einstein

What gives you the courage to face your day? It is no small thing to accomplish tasks, to finish a job, to help people. There are days that are hard for one reason or another. The anxiety of the current economic crisis has created a level of hostility and indifference for some. For others, it has only furthered their endeavors to be the tools of the universal and divine. Have you asked which one you are?

Entering each day with a sense of the divine, in seeing the importance of kindness, beauty, and truth, is by far more empowering than fear, hate, anger, and despair. The latter are simply not strong enough to overcome the possibilities of the former.

When you think of the volunteers that head to war-torn nations to offer medical care, food, a helping hand, a sympathetic heart, are you inspired to actions of courage? When you see the accomplishments of a visionary, whether that be in medicine, politics, or even film, are you inspired to acts of courage? When you hear stories of people who committed acts against dictators, in search of freedom and truth, are you inspired to acts of courage?

There will always be a turning path, a blind action, uncertain results. But these things can be overcome. And having the tools of kindness, beauty, and truth at your side to give reassurance in the darkest of nights, to guide you in your moments of quiet contemplation, will see you beyond the depths of your own personal hell to a life fulfilled - a life aspiring to greatness.