B is for Benevolence
“Dress yourself in the silks of benevolence because kindness makes you beautiful.“
–Richelle E. Goodrich–
Benevolence and Altruism are two states that guarantee compassion, joy and well-being. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? With consistent practice it is.
We are designed to be sentient and generous beings. When we show kindness for the well-being of others, we shift the focus off ourselves and, in doing so, forget any pain we are in both physically and psychologically. The kind of pain that keeps us stuck in lower frequencies.
The states of physical stability, physiological stability and mental calmness that come as a result of equanimity are worth installing the daily practice and discipline required to get there.
At a physiological level, our body releases the needed chemicals to signal peace and calm instead of the fight or flight signal that goes off when the stress response is turned on (the stress response for many is on constantly).
In helping others, we allow ourselves to heal, and once that happens, we can heal others. If energy flows where attention goes then by taking attention off yourself and putting it on someone else, that means your energy is flowing to them and that is energy they can use to heal their body and heal their mind.
Once we practice emotional intelligence then we begin to vibrate higher, shine brighter and we can create from a place of love and light.