Kindness heals, kindness matters

Hello Everyone!

Here are my responses to the Kindness Bio Challenge posted by Ali Hall for all the writers of the publication SPREAD THE RIPPLE ~ Kindness is our Superpower

1} what does kindness mean to you?

Kindness according to me is, Love in action. There is this very pure space within each of us where love resides. It's a space that is untouched by the world and all its impending negatives. It's a pure and loving space. This is where kindness stems from and spreads its wings. …


Learn to validate the feelings of an aching heart

‘Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.’ ~Norman B. Rice

If you have a friend or loved one who is experiencing hopelessness or depression, it can be difficult to know exactly what to say or do. While there isn’t any one magic thing to say that will alleviate their pain, there are many ways to offer support.

The best way to offer help is to listen, validate their experience, and provide acceptance. By offering this type of support, you can help put things into a more balanced perspective. In addition, your…


And why beautifying your soul is the best decision you will ever make

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” ~ Veronica Shoffstall

What does it mean to have a beautiful soul?

What makes a beautiful soul?

Why do we *need* to make efforts to beautify this soul?

What are the core qualities you must hone in order to achieve this beautiful soul?

Let’s explore this indepth.

As you begin your day whats the first thing you do? I personally get up to brush my pearly whites, pray, do yoga and make coffee. After which there is a regular routine in place…


The best way to handle anxiety is head on with a plan

“You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer

Racing thoughts, shortness of breath, tightening of chest, unmanaged negative thought spirals…ever experienced these? If yes, then you know what anxiety feels like. Don’t worry, its something we all face from time to time in our lives.

Life is full of beautiful moments, dreams fulfilled, family fun and also full of work, responsibilities, financial commitments. Most of this we handle well on a daily basis. But there are times when handling it all can become overwhelming and emotionally hard. …


5 Ways to Infuse More Love into Them

“Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.” ~Malagasy Proverb

Relationship status: Complicated, is what gets seen around more and more on social media these days. When we think of relationships, immediately the word “complicated” seems to get formed in our minds.

I recently met a friend after a really long hiatus, and when I asked her how things were going with her Husband…all she could say was “let it be, it’s complicated…”. Just to clarify, this is the one person who was the most open about everything in her life, and couldn’t keep…


And How it makes you resilient to others negativity

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

At our very core, we are social beings. We tend to define ourselves by the relationships we nurture around us.

On a daily basis, we interact with so many different people. Some are close and intimate, some are strangers. While all our interactions need to be mindful, the level of depth of the relationship directly affects the intensity of our interaction with that person.

Some people we get along with fabulously, while others not so much. Communicating and connecting with some people is harder than with others and this usually…


We ARE what we think

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Buddha

In order to rewrite the mind positively we need to understand its composition. The mind is composed of three parts, the conscious, the subconscious and the superconscious.

the conscious, the subconscious & the superconscious

The conscious mind is the part we are aware of — the part that does the thinking, worrying, planning and creating. It is a tiny part of the structure; it is the subconscious that is the looming bulwark, a massive entity with incredible powers and potentials. …


You must believe that you too are worthy of having positive experiences in life

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Most people will spend their entire life being told that their dreams are something that they can’t do. I was told many such things -> “You can’t play football with the boys!”(I was the only girl in an all boys team for so long), or “How can you become a psychologist? Are you serious!?” etc. We all face this at some point in our lives. No one is immune to the negativity…


With 9 Characteristics of Self loving people & 3 Basic Principles of Self Love

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” ~ Rumi

While we all know and agree that Self Love is the strongest force that can make us whole and healed, we still struggle with it daily. In another article, a few weeks back I shared Why You Are WORTHY of Love, no matter what! Lets take that a step further and understand the importance of self love and how we can heal through it.

A kind soul once asked me, “But I think self love is just too self indulgent and narcissistic! How can I think of…


Practices that unleash the healing power of Gratitude

“May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe.” ~ Hafiz

Gratitude can mean many things to many people, but in its simplistic essence it means “being thankful”. It’s developing the attitude of gratitude for everything in our life. Big or small. Good or bad.

All great spiritual masters, thought leaders, successful entrepreneurs etc. have emphasised the need to live in gratitude for true success. For when we can’t appreciate what we have, how can we appreciate what is going to come to us. …

Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc

Counseling Psychologist|Spiritual Counselor 🦋 ✒️Writer&Founder of PositiveProvocations.com(Blogging for 12+ years)

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