Imagine if you had lenses that had a bias towards kindness. Imagine if kindness coloured every situation you encountered. You could start the conversation with ‘Is there a reason why you haven’t been able to meet the deadline this month?’ instead of assuming laziness or a lack of professionalism and launching into ‘I am tired of chasing you to meet deadlines… you are on a warning etc.’
Kindness is how we support another’s vulnerability. Kind actions are offered without expectation of anything in return. You are also less likely to get a defensive response. Listening with kind intention is more likely to encourage others to speak up and hide less.
It is not weakness. We show the other person that we care about them and that ourself and their self are connected. We are not so different and certainly not superior. We read so much about how we are all so different in so many ways. Kind intention dissolve this myth.
Try the lenses of kind intention for a day…or a week.