4 Amazing Awakening Kindness Books•
Posted on March 14 2020
Hello fellow bookworms, are you ready to awaken kindness?
This week we wanted to remind you why kindness and empathy are very important in awakening your own magic, which is why we picked the very best books to help you awaken kindness, compassion and lovely serenity. Here are the most amazing awakening kindness books:
1. Kindfulness: Be a true friend to yourself - with mindful self-compassion by Padraig O'Morain
Although kindness usually is mentioned in the context of being kind to others, being kind towards yourself is also very important! Living in this modern era, where well spent time is often on our minds, it's not unusual to get stuck in a loophole where nothing we do is ever enough, and we are constantly harsh to ourselves. If you have been trying to be kinder towards yourself, then definitely pick this book up, because O'Morain does a wonderful job of not only teaching you why self-kindness is important but also teaches you how to awaken it and achieve it.
When you have to work hard to get your own approval, you are shackled by that need. Think of how much you do or put up with so you will become a person you can like. But suppose you could like the person you already are. Wouldn't that be liberation and wouldn't it free up your life choices? This doesn't mean you'll never work hard again, but you'll have a different reason, perhaps the satisfaction of a job well done for instance.
Padraig O'Morain, Kindfulness: Be a true friend to yourself - with mindful self-compassion
2. Kindness: The Little Thing that Matters Most by Jaime Thurston
Kindness is best developed and expressed through action - and this is what this book is filled up with! This book doesn't only serve as an inspiration, but it also is a guide because it offers 52 kindness activities to focus on, for each week of the year. And we loved doing them! Just imagine, one act of kindness each week for a year, and a year from now your magic will be completely different and filled with magic!
Kindness is the glue that holds society together. It is the essence of beauty. It brings smiles to faces, lightens our burdens, creates friendships, transforms people and situations. It can make a day memorable. It can be the answer to someone's prayers.
Jaime Thurston, Kindness: The Little Thing that Matters Most
3. The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World by Jamil Zaki
This book is categorized as a nonfiction science book - not very tempting is it? But it is gorgeous! In this amazing book, Zaki not only shares groundbreaking research on kindness, but he also sheds light on the devastating situation in which our society is at the moment, and why kindness is crucial in improving as a person and as a whole - as a society. It's an amazing book! Definitely give it a chance before brushing it off!
As cities grow and households shrink, we see more people than ever before, but know fewer of them. Rituals that brings us into regular contact- attending church, participating in team sports, even grocery shopping- have given way to solitary pursuits, often carried out over the Internet. At a corner store, two strangers might make small talk about basketball, school systems, or video games, getting to know all sorts of details about each other. Online the first thing we encounter about a person is often the thing we'd like the least about them, such as an ideology we despise. They are enemies before they have a chance to be people. If you wanted to design a system to break empathy, you could scarcely do better than the society we've created.
Jamil Zaki, The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World
4. The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life by Piero Ferrucci
And last, but not the least, "The Power Of Kindness" is one of the best books that you can pick up. Although kindness can seem like something that is hard to achieve at moments, Ferrucci will help you realize it's much easier than you think - you just have to stop looking for the easy way out of situations! Simple, beautifully written and explained, this book touches the very soul of any person that reads it.
TO ACT HONESTLY—EVEN AT THE RISK OF SAYING THE unpleasant truth, or of saying no and causing distress to others—if done with intelligence and tact, is the kindest thing to do, because it respects our own integrity and acknowledges in others the capacity to be competent and mature.
Piero Ferrucci, The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life