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Finding Happiness by Virginia Murphy-Berman

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CHAPTER 3

The Story of No One Cares: The Cultivation of Seeing Kindness

Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates ­profoundness, kindness in giving creates love.

—Lao Tzu

Abstract

In this chapter the concept of kindness is discussed. Becoming aware of the kindness of others, and increasing our own enactment of kindness in the world has been found to positively impact well-being. One act of kindness often leads to another, and as we begin to notice others’ kindness toward us, we can find it easier to reciprocate with increased kindness ourselves. In this way, a good cycle can be started in which the circle of kindness expands.

The Nature of Kindness

We talked about the importance of opening up our perception of our past ...

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