Monday, 11 May 2015

Week 19: Do Something Kind Anonymously

See yourself as part of a universe of beings all embedded with the desire to be kind. But rather than risk appearing to be doing something kind for show or reward, this week please complete your kind act in a way in which you cannot be seen doing it. Actions of this kind provide us additional practice in both humility and modesty, while providing service.

You may have chosen to complete a prior assignment anonymously, which is just fine. This week, the intention is to make anonymity the focal point of your action. As you complete your act, even as you contemplate it, consider what it means to be a humble agent of kindness. See your act as not coming from you, but through you.

If it helps, imagine yourself as being an invisible kindness superhero who cannot be seen but whose kind acts can be felt. And to get the most from this exercise, try completing multiple anonymous acts of kindness, both those that appear to you in the moment and at least one that requires some advance planning.

In the spirit of this week's exercise, don't summarize it in your journal. Instead, write about your experience. Include your feelings or how you encountered your kind act(s) or anything else that summarizes your experience without divulging what you did.

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