This is a really small act of kindness yet I consider it to be special because it is a testament to the little changes that begin to unfold as one sets on the path of transformation through kindness. Recently, a classmate asked me for help. She wanted me to translate an article into Hindi. A few years, maybe even a few months ago, my mind would have stormed in telling me how this was an absolute waste of time, how I wasn’t going to get any credit or appreciation and how people always kept using me. But now I understand that what I need is a perspective shift. I was able to see it as an opportunity to practice kindness and felt a surge of gratitude that washed away any emotions of apathy I may have had. This little push to see things in a different way is what makes Black Lotus so special. I gladly translated the article for her without feeling the need to have a zealous shower of praise. Thank you Black Lotus and thank you Swamiji. You have opened the doors to a journey of a thousand miles and what better road than kindness.
These little acts of kindness are brewing a cup of transformation within.