The Mindful Leader: mental strategy #3: being kind


In mindfulness, kindness is seen as a neurological cure to negative states of mind like anger, envy, hatred, sadness. Kindness not only pacifies negative tendencies, it uproots them. There is no space for anger when you are kind. Kindness has scientifically proven positive effects on your psychological and physical well-being. Anger, on the other hand, has scientifically proven negative effects.

So how do we go about this?
The first step in cultivating kindness is to be kind to yourself.
When you are kind to yourself you will be able to be kind to others.
When you are kind to yourself you come to peace with yourself.
When you are at peace with yourself you bring peace to others.

Can you think of a situation where you have been content and happy and still created conflicts with others?

Source: The Potential Project Singapore