how could i be more loving?...

"how could i be more loving? how could i be more kind?"

imagine if
in every conversation
every interaction
every moment
every person on this planet
held these 2
in mind, in heart, on lips...
how would that shift
how we move through our days
how we walk on this earth?

imagine
what we could create
from the space of this Great love
expressed in the most
subtle & profound
of gestures & offerings
anonymous kindnesses

if being love & being kindness
were the thought roots
consider
the way children would grow
the wild profusion of smiles
blooming wide on some
or simply softening
once world*weary faces
the relaxed ease
mountains moved
grudges crumbled

in lieu
of these 2
what serves as motivation?
what great good is served?
what joy is planted?

so perhaps
this valentines day
a challenge of sorts
try it
as for me
I will begin
here in my heart...
with the person in front of me
the one in the mirror
how can I be more loving?
how can I be more kind?

with gratitude for the inspiration offered by hafiz in this...
"it happens all the time in heaven,
and some day it will begin to happen again on earth...
that men and women who are married,
and men and men who are lovers,
and women and women who give each other light,
often will get down on their knees
and while so tenderly holding their lover's hand,
with tears in their eyes,
will sincerely speak, saying,
"my dear, how can I be more loving to you; how can I be more kind?"
~hafiz

surest way to soar...

how can i be more loving?
how can i be more kind?
more loving...
more kind?

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