A religion for me.

@savypat (20248)
United States
May 9, 2010 8:25am CST
I have been searching a long time for a religion I could put my heart and soul into. I have finally found one. The name is Kindness. I figure it will take me the rest of my life to just reject all the words I use that are not kind, not to mention all the thoughts and deeds. I feel this is a worthy goal and am going to give it my very best effort, starting today. Blessings
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
11 May 10
Good for you pat! It is what is in our hearts that ultimately matters. I love the choice of your new found 'religion'. I understand what you mean about rejecting words, thoughts and deeds which are not of kind. The biggest challenge I feel that you may face is where you encounter these daggers from others, outside influences which we must also learn how to deflect them. YOu know how sometimes we can be around some long enough that thier ways begin to rub off on us, even when we are trying so hard to remain in the opposite? This is what I mean. I get faced with this regularly. I am one with a glass half full, always. Sometimes I get bombarded with those who only see their glass half empty. I need to pretty much debrief myself after being in their presence to get my wits back about me. Again, an awesome choice of religion. Enjoy!
@savypat (20248)
• United States
11 May 10
Since I live with someone who's first response to anything is negative, I know exactly what you mean, I think if anything this has made me even more aware of the importance of kindness as a primary goal. Thanks
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
18 May 10
I would think so as well. I have found that affirmations prove as a nice helping hand too. I have a little book, that for each day is a new affirmation. I have had it fgor years. Is absolutely positive and each time I go through the little book again, reading the same affirmation for a given day, I notice how it then bares a slightly different meaning. Depending on what is going on. Therefore the same affirmation seems to be able to be applied differently depending on the situation. Affirmations are super handy. Wishing you well.
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• United States
9 May 10
Hi, Pat! We always knew that was your religion. You show it time after time!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
9 May 10
Well I read some of my responses and discussions and there is a lot of work left for me to do. Thanks
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• United States
9 May 10
You're definitely on track!
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@phoenix8606 (4978)
9 May 10
well, I guess that it would be really ahrd for you to get into this relgion just because as you say it will probably take you a life long to reject them all and never use them, because in human's dictionary, there are really many many non-kind words. so try to write all them down when you suddenly say them and try to find something what to put on their place!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
9 May 10
Since thoughts are followed by words, I think I will start there. Thanks
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9 May 10
well, then i will keep my fingers crossed for you
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 May 10
Sounds good to me too!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
13 May 10
Once you start thinking about this and all that could happen, it just grows and grows. Thanks
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
12 May 10
We should all have such a wonderful goal. Take care and keep being a great person.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
13 May 10
Well a goal is nothing but a wish until you put the work into it to make it reality. thanks
• India
11 May 10
Before I post a reply let me first ask you a question. Do you want to show yourself to be kind or you really want to be kind? One has to acquire the quality of kindness. Anyone can show himself to be kind by mastering the art of pretense. Further, kindness as a means does not justify the end. Religion can help you to attain the quality of kindness as God's grace. God has to confer on you this quality. You cannot acquire it on your own. In the end, you will find that after all, you are only able to show yourself to be kind but the practice has not laced your conduct with kindness. Follow a religion that would make you a kindly and a humane person. Religion will impart the knowledge of God. It would teach you the ways to adore and worship God. In return, God will confer on you not only kindness, but also all other qualities you aspire for.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
10 May 10
Hi savypat, I like your religion and I think the world would be a much better place if we all became members. I don't expect to live long enough here to reject all the unkind words that I use but if we can get better at it every day, we will have achieved something. I feel that the deeds too will be much easier than the thoughts, at least for me. Blessings.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
10 May 10
all can join me in this, there are no rules other than the golden rule, "Do onto others as you would have them do unto you". It's the simplicity of this that appeals to me, it's just so simple. No books to read, no rituals to follow and no where to go, where ever you are is great. No money to spend, no wars to fight. And none of any other thing that crops up in all other religions. Thanks
• Singapore
10 May 10
Hi savypat. Great to see that kindness is the way of religion for you. I think it's good even tough I think kindness should be the product of religions. Which is until now it's very rare to see that because religions has turned into a different purposes. Politics, money even to differentiate people. From what I've seen and feel. I just feel that be a person who has religion, i trust on my faith to guide me towards compassion. To appreciate other human being despite their race, belief or other kind of differences. For me my religion is about me and God only not concerning what other think. I just pray for you for the best it's going to be rough road toward kindness. Hope you can be what you want to be.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
10 May 10
I can only do what is best for me, I don't expect it to be easy but if these responses are any guide to what others will think, I will alwasy have support. Thanks
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
10 May 10
Kindness is a religion that if everybody was to follow could change the world. It is a big goal to reject all words that are not kind but just because it’s a big job there is no need not to do it! I think you probably already have eliminated most unkind thoughts because it shows already that you have a very good heart!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
10 May 10
It seems so simple to me, if you just follow the "Do onto others as you would have them do unto you", rule I don't see how would not work for all of us.
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@bird123 (10447)
• United States
9 May 10
How can I argue with that??? NICE DISCUSSION!!!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
10 May 10
I am alwasy glad when my subjects touch people.
@dragon54u (31406)
• United States
9 May 10
I think that is the very best religion. It embodies all that is good from every religion in the world with none of the negativity. I think if God himself could tell us how to worship him, it would be merely to live a life of kindness. What a world it would be! I know your religion will bring you happiness. Best of all, it will spread it to others!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
9 May 10
The intent, of course is to spread this. Thanks
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
9 May 10
I was born into a religious family, and enjoyed the religious life, until I began to think for myself. Soon the Dogma became boring, and the lack of Scientific support, got to me, and I walked away never to return.Since then my studies have convinced me that all Religions are Scams invented to generate Power and Money. Recent events within the Christian community have only strengthened my belief, that Christianity has had 2000 years to make a difference, and has failed utterly, and completely! The continuous learning curve that is life, has brought me to Spirituality. The study and practice of Yoga, and meditation over the years, has introduced me to reincarnation. Having seen a few of my past lives, I now can envision where I am going in my future lives. To me This is what Spirituality is all about!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
9 May 10
I have always been bothered by formal religion and have continued to search for years. It's the teachings not the dogma that I listen to. But formal religion seem to turn into power plays by one group over another and have been the cause of much of man's inhumanity to man. This is so totally repellent to me that I found I needed just one simple rule to live by. This is what has brought me to kindness.
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
14 May 10
That is a good choice for you savypat. At last you already decided where you wanna belong to in a religion. If that is where you are happy and belong to then it is nice for you. I am happy for you now at least you will stop finding now for you already got it. And you could focus it now in your life where you think you love most.I know you will enjoy there and busy when you got belong to the group right. So take your time and be happy all the time.
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