The universe is always a very Kind place.
It’s never a nice nor a cruel place.
Niceness and cruelty are human created constructs based on how a person interacts to the world relative to their inner stories. Inner stories are never truly perfect representations of the world, so care must be taken in how you inter-relate with stories.
Discover Kindness is to stay simply in tune to your essence so you don’t get twisted around stories that can be broken and cruel or limited and nice.
Niceness comes out from a person giving something extra. The only trouble is many times what we give in niceness isn’t needed by those receiving the action OR we give away too much of our own essence to diminish ourselves.
Cruelty is when taking away from some else’s essence. To take away from another, cuts away from your own soul.
Nice and Cruel are reflections of each other.
The reflection to kindness is rudeness. Rudeness is when you disrespect another’s essence.
As a human, to live kindly is a process of reflection and awareness, since it requires a constant readjustment of all the personal inner stories we wear over our hidden essence.
Once you begin to strip away the stories worn, it becomes easier to be kind. Since it then becomes possible to “see/feel” your inner essence.
But it’s not practical to strip away all of our stories , since we are human, being based upon our stories. Rather in awareness release the stories which are cruel.
In the west people tend to first relate to Buddhism, so understand:
In Buddhism the process is to release everything to achieve Nirvana.
So in Buddhism: Seekers practice releasing suffering which really translates to releasing all attachments to your stories.
But we are Taoist’s here
In Taoism, the goal is to embrace fully the essence and to explore our possibilities.
So in Awakening Dragon Taoism : We release ungraceful stories, any story which are “rude” to the essence. Taoist’s embrace (live) the stories which their essence decides as being the beautiful stories to explore in the dance of life, before releasing back into the fullness of being one with the universe.
So when I talk with others, my path is to help teach people, how to be themselves: assisting in perspective to reveal which stories match to their essence, to make their own as true, fully in this process.
The framework of Taoism is not a definition of a destination. Rather Taoism contains many simple tools: compassion, kindness, modesty, awareness that allows us each to discover our own destiny based on the story we weave, one day at a time.