Are you contagious?
Are you know as someone who is infectious? Do you transmit your stuff to others?
If you are kind to others, science can now “see” how it impacts those you are in contact with. Biological Psychiatry published an article about moral elevation –that warm and fuzzy-on-the-inside sensation you get when in the presence of true human goodness.
The researchers have found why kindness is actually contagious. Viewing kind acts activates both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems –a rare occurrence. Additionally, activity in the medial prefrontal cortex of the brain is noted. To put it simply, when you express kindness it allows your body to regulate itself better and it encourages others to be kind. When we act kind, see kindness, or be kind it activates our body’s healing response.
The first place to start is with yourself; how is your relationship with your body?
Many of us neglect taking care of our bodies until something breaks down, hurts, or there is a crisis. Which would you prefer, to be kind to your wonderful body now, or risk being a burden on your loved ones later? By being kind to yourself and caring for yourself now, you will inspire others to do the same.
Viewing kindness creates kindness. Being kind creates healing.
-Dr. Nathan Gerowitz
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.