A Mighty Kindness is an interspiritual movement dedicated to offering education, resources, community, and support for individuals looking to deepen their spiritual life within the context of modern historical, political, psychological, and scientific understanding and without the dogma. Our goal is to reshape the world through kindness and compassionate understanding for our collective liberation because together, we shall be a mighty kindness.
At a Mighty Kindness…
We value the dignity and equality of all humans.
We are committed to unwinding the deep tendrils of misogyny, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sizeism, ableism, and other forms of bigotry that cause humans to vote against their own best interests and support their own oppression and the oppression of others.
We value intersectionality in our philosophy, our politics, and our humanity.
We amplify the voices of the perpetually ignored and seek to create safer spaces for the perpetually marginalized and continually oppressed.
We value the gift of listening to one another without an agenda.
We cannot pretend to understand another person’s experience unless we can bear witness first to their stories, their history, and their needs. This means we stay present to each other as we listen rather than simply waiting to talk.
We value the truth over the whitewashing of our history.
Our religious and political histories have been rewritten and revised over thousands of years to serve the agenda of power and have led to the decimation of entire populations of people.
This value means recognizing and acknowledging that truth rarely serves the dominant political, religious, or social power.
We value fair wages and believe that wealth should be accessible to all.
Our organization seeks to create equity at all levels: We invest in ethical supply chain management that protects workers and pays them a fair wage. We also pay our team and guest facilitators their worth because our success is connected to and reliant upon their success.
We value rest.
Rest is an essential fallow time for restoration and incubation. It’s where our minds and bodies find their level again and our ideas find their roots. Rest is also a form of resistance and of liberation, according to the Nap Ministry, because it pushes back against capitalism and white supremacy. Rest is our opportunity to care for ourselves and for each other by pushing against the lure of “busy” and of valuing productivity over people.
We value curiosity.
Curiosity is a sign of an open mind and open minds reject dogma and actively welcome other views and perspectives.
We value humor and playfulness.
To be a mighty kindness in the world, we must have access to delight. Life is already such a serious business and deserves to be infused with humor and playfulness to help us stay open, receptive, and alive.
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
― Elie Wiesel
At A Mighty Kindness, we hold a few core beliefs as guiding principles that we recognize will grow and change as we grow and change.
We believe that…
- Kindness is the lodestone of our moral compass, and without it, we risk becoming directionless in our values and in our character.
- Kindness is the keystone of our principles as a nation and without it, we cannot bear up our fellow humans who so desperately need our help.
- Kindness is a state of grace and without it, we will shut our window tight onto spirit.
- Kindness is our healing.
- Kindness is the reclamation of our future and liberation of our planet.
Indifference is the illness of our planet and kindness is the cure.
What does it take to become a mighty kindness?
We start by recognizing that kindness is not a random act, but rather a deliberate act of revolution—a resolution to overthrow the callous cruelty and sleepy indifference in the world; to cast aside our hubris, lay down our certainty, and reserve our judgements; to fall back in love with the tenderness of the world, the tenderness inside each of us.