Kindness seems to be as a behavior something that can be easily thought of as a weakness. Sometimes people even suggest, that there is no point in being kind to strangers, because others will exploit it anyway?
However, can something that is freely given be even exploited? What are they gonna do, rob me of my kindness?
Buddhism has the concept of loving kindness, or ‘metta’ which can be extended to everyone.
Practice loving kindness in action, or start with the meditation. Start from the people who are closest to you to the furthest beings.
Kindness is one of the transformative powers of the world, which breaks the barriers and connects us with each other in whole new ways.
Where forgiveness opens up the path for our own healing, kindness lowers down the drawbridges of all castles and let’s us connect in deeper levels.