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Cultivating Goodwill: 10 Ways to Radiate Positivity and Kindness

"Kindness is the currency of humanity, and goodwill its foundation. In every interaction, let us be generous with compassion and understanding, for in doing so, we sow the seeds of a brighter, more harmonious world." Michael Corthell   In an era where mindfulness and positive thinking are gaining prominence, New Thought philosophy offers profound insights into the art of transmitting goodwill. Rooted in the belief that our thoughts and intentions have tangible effects on our experiences, New Thought provides a structured approach to cultivating positive energy and intentions. This article dives into the core principles and practices of New Thought, shedding light on how individuals can harness its wisdom to radiate goodwill in their daily lives. 1. Positive Thinking: The Foundation of Good Will Central to New Thought philosophy is the practice of positive thinking. It emphasizes the power of constructive thoughts, encouraging individuals to focus on the affirmative rather tha

Exploring Metta and New Thought: Common Grounds in Progressive Spiritual Ideals

"Compassion unites Metta and New Thought, illuminating the profound impact of our minds on reality, fostering interconnectedness and personal transformation." Michael Corthell In the domain of progressive spiritual philosophies, two noteworthy concepts stand out: Metta ( Maitrī) , a cornerstone of Buddhist teachings, and New Thought , a movement rooted in 19th-century American metaphysical thought. Despite their distinct origins, these philosophies share striking commonalities that resonate with contemporary seekers of spiritual growth, compassion, and self-improvement. Metta: Cultivating Universal Love Metta, often referred to as "loving-kindness," forms the bedrock of Buddhist ethics and meditation practices. It encapsulates the idea of fostering goodwill and benevolence towards all beings, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances. The practice involves cultivating feelings of love, compassion, and positive intentions, not only toward oneself and loved one

Why Should We Practice Kindness?

"Kindness and compassion carry with them their own rewards, spreading joy and warmth to both the giver and the receiver, leaving a lasting imprint of positivity on our world." Michael Corthell Kindness is a powerful force that has the ability to create a positive impact on individuals, communities, and the world. It involves treating others with compassion, empathy, and respect, and it holds the potential to foster understanding, harmony, and personal growth. Practicing kindness is essential in today's society for several reasons. Firstly, it enhances well-being. Acts of kindness release endorphins, the "feel-good" hormones, leading to improved emotional well-being and a greater sense of happiness. Secondly, kindness builds stronger relationships. By demonstrating genuine care and consideration for others, we foster trust, communication, and empathy. This forms the foundation of meaningful connections and strengthens interpersonal relationships. Moreover, kindne

How Small Acts of Kindness Change You and the World

A peaceful world really comes down to choice because we all carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the choice to be kind. by Michael Corthell ''This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.''  — Dalai Lama Kindness is defined by most folks as a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue and recognized as something of high social value in almost all cultures and religions.  What does kindness mean to you? Am I kind enough in this topsy-turvy world? Is it even possible to practice kindness consistently? Everyone has heard the Golden Rule , but not everyone takes it to heart. Kindness often gets overlooked as a sign of weakness, and to an extent, it can be—there is such a thing as being too nice. But a little kindness can still go a

Saving One Life: The Meaning and Significance of the Judeo-Christian Idea

"Saving a life is never an insignificant act, for when we do so, we are not just saving one life, we are preserving the entire world as it exists for that person and all the lives they will impact ." Michael Corthell The idea that saving one life is like saving the entire world is a powerful and meaningful concept that is deeply rooted in both the Judeo-Christian Bible and the Torah. This idea speaks to the immense value of every human life and highlights the importance of taking action to help others in need. In the Judeo-Christian Bible, the idea that saving one life is like saving the entire world can be found in the story of Cain and Abel. After Cain kills his brother Abel, God confronts him and asks where his brother is. Cain responds by asking, "Am I my brother's keeper?" This rhetorical question implies that we are all responsible for the well-being of our fellow human beings and that we have a duty to protect and care for them. This theme is further emph