Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye: Reading and Meditation

May 18, 2020  • Executive Leadership Seminars Department

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Kindness, Naomi Shihab Nye


The regions between kindness can feel desolate, and the emotional toll of loss, grief, stress, or anxiety can greatly exacerbate the feeling of aloneness. 

Before we can cherish kindness, we must experience the cruelty of life to fully know it’s power, Nye tells us. What have you lost? What have you seen in the world around you that brings you fear? How have acts of kindness pulled you out of the darkness? What can you do today to help kindness raise its head from the crowd of the world? How can you hold onto it like a shadow or a friend?

Brianna Curran, Washington, DC

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