Friday, April 25, 2008

Are You Being Kind...Enough?

Start right now!

It's been awhile since I last post anything about soul right? Yep, been busy blogging about other issues which may not be as important as soul. As for those who have read my soul label since few months ago, you guys would know that all the posts in this label is more for motivational and inspirational purposes. So this edition of Soul, I would like to share with you guys the importance of kindness and serving!

I recommend this post to all the politicians whose main responsibility is none other than to serve the people who had put their trust in them. Politicians sometimes forget what their real goals are. I'm being persumptious by saying that they don't know how to serve, but they just forget. And with the power that goes with the responsibilities is so tempting, often time politicians has lost their souls. Decayed and consumed by the shadow of power. So Mahathir, Abdullah, Anwar, Obama, Hilarry and other politicians should read this to take a step backward!

Serving others is definitely one of life's most awesome privileges. It is said that the only ones among us who will really be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. Can all of us do what might appear as stooping low to serve the people that need us? Not many can. Many are haughty and have this air of superiority. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin commented, "The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of oneself to others."

What do you see?

Always prioritize the goods in people. Just look at the white board (above). What do you see? A black spot? Or the other white parts of the board which made up the whole board. You see, sometimes, we only see the black spot! Don't blame yourself, it's a norm. But it's time to change. If you want to get ahead, be a bridge instead of a wall of obstruction. This world need more bridges not walls. Love others more than they deserve. Frank Crane once said, "The Golden Rule is of no use unless you realize that it is your move." Each of us are being presents with opportunities to serve. Everybody needs help!

Too often we expect everyone else to practice the Golden Rule, while we sitting and waiting to be spoon-feed. For many still believe that the deserve what they demand. The Golden Rule may be old, but it hasn't been used enough to show signs of wears and tedious. Never ever make a 1st-class mistake by treating others only as second fiddles.

You can't help others without helping yourself in the first place. Kindness is the most difficult things to give away. It's always easier to do something wrong. The person who sows seeds of kindness will one day enjoys a perpetual harvest. Sometimes I really wonder why is that we are not kinder to each much the world (or our country) needs it! and how darn easy it is done. And what I see is people fighting against each other for power by disguising to serve people. It's a sad sight. If only we can be kind enough to put away our difference to work together and serve the people.
Can you really serve?

Be a little kinder than necessary. When you share, you increase rather lessen your life. Theodore Spear (not related to Britney) said, "You can never expect too much of yourself in the matter of giving yourself to others." The taller a bamboo grows, the lower it bends. True leadership begins with servanthood.

Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on.
'Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on.
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
Till in heaven the deed appears,
Pass it on.

~Henry Burton~

So everybody especially the politicians or the people's people. Don't let the power blinds your responsibility that the people had entrusted you to shoulder. So please stop all the bickering and political gamesmanship! Serving the people is not a game, it's a responsibility. As for our country's politicians, please resolve all issues amicably for the country's peace and sovereignty is at stake. If you love this home soil called-Malaysia. Please stop the political games Pak Lah and Anwar! Let's work together, not for yourselves. But for the people. Let's be kinder than we should.

P.S.: Dear fellow Malaysian, let us be united and not scattered. Don't let our religion, beliefs and political difference divide us. For we are all of one race. We are Malaysian.