Can One Person Really Make a Difference?
The True Story of One Man Who Started a Cult by Accident.
I had my 'kindness' assembly this week, it was accompanied by sounds of shots being fired over the back as the wild baboons were finished off by pest controllers. We encouraged the children to sing extra loud.
When researching ideas on kindness, I found this story below on tes.co.uk and would like to share it to increase his ripples -
In 2002 a man called Danny Wallace placed an advertisement in a London paper that simply said
"Join Me" and asked people to send him a passport photo of themselves. To his surprise, hundreds of people did. Slightly frightened by what he had created, he decided to think of something positive for his 'joinee' to do before it got out of hand.
He asked them to perform one Random Act of Kindness every Friday, news spread and the Karma Army was born and has spread globally.
As the name suggests, the RAOK should be random, and should be for the benefit of complete strangers, otherwise you might be doing it just so that it is returned.
If you watched the video clip in my previous post on 'Letting Go', Ajahn Brahm talks about not giving to receive, he says 'give to life, give all your kindness'. He says too often we expect something in return, so give but expect nothing.
Let go to give but not to expect.
For more on the accidental Karma Army Cult -