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Kindness and Understanding
« on: June 17, 2007, 02:09:44 PM »
What do you do when someone at work rejects your kindness?

Often our response is to become angry and withdraw physically and
emotionally from that person. However, what happens if we continue to be
kind to that person? Will there be a change?

The following story demonstrates what may happen.

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A very wise farmer was passing by a neighbor's farm when he saw a group
of farm hands standing around a cow. He was flagged down and asked what
they could do about this uncooperative cow. They were unable to milk the
cow because it was giving a kick the moment anybody approached it. They
could not get near the cow.

He told the farm hands, "I will find a way to stopping this kicking." He
took a long stick and, sitting a short distance from the cow, gently
touched the cow's leg with that stick; it gave a kick immediately. After
a few seconds he again touched it; it gave another kick. He sat there for
the whole day, doing only one thing, gently touching the leg of the cow
with the stick.

How long would the cow continue to kick? To the surprise of all who were
witnessing this phenomenon, this touching and kicking went on for a full
twelve hours. The cow, finally got fed up, tired, and stopped kicking.
The wise farmer then told them to milk the cow; it never kicked again.

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This parable can be applied to people who are resistant (and kick)
whenever any kindness is shown toward them. But if kindness only is
consistently offered, at some point the resistance gives way to
receptivity. From then on, the milk of human kindness can be free flowing
without fear of pain or rejection.

Why do some people often react negatively to the efforts of others? The
reasons vary, but it usually involves pain inflicted at the hands of one
who was expected to provide protection, relief, and safety. While it is
not our role to investigate the cause and history of another person's
pain, it is our responsibility to be diligent in our efforts to show
kindness and understanding.

Affirmation for the Week:

"I will show kindness with no expectation of kindness in return. If one
rejects my offer of kindness, I will continue to provide it anyway
knowing that one day he or she will no longer need to kick it away."

Have a kind week!



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Re: Kindness and Understanding
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 05:26:08 PM »
great post.. :D
if you show kindness to anyone, pretty sure they'll be kind to you in return..
be consistent in offering kindness and don't get tired of doing so.. :D
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Re: Kindness and Understanding
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 03:39:32 AM »
thats right..

I know someone who have a n experience about this. Its not the cow but to human :)
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