“Simple kindness to one’s self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.
It produces no backlash, has no downside, and never leads to loss or despair.
It increases one’s own true power without exacting any toll.
But to reach maximum power, such kindness can permit no exceptions, nor can it be practiced with some expectation of some selfish reward.”
And in order to provide meaningful kindness, you’ve got to have something meaningful to give.