When I used to get home early, I used to watch a British TV soap called “Coronation Street.” There was a story line about a young woman called Karen, who had regretted attending her mother’s funeral and decided to make up for her past mistakes by being nice. It was such a contrast from the Karen who is hostile and always ready for a fight, to the Karen who is trying her best to be good, nice and loving.
Her character was a caricature of what the writers imagined being Christian-like was all about i.e. trying to love your neighbour as yourself. Karen’s friends didn’t like the new Karen. Her husband was nearly driven to seek solace with a woman he’d previously had an affair with. It was as if what Karen was trying to be was too unnatural. No one could be that nice. In the end Karen couldn’t sustain it and reverted to the Karen everyone knew and loved. I stopped watching after that.
What’s wrong with being nice? What’s wrong with being loving? What’s wrong with being true to yourself?
“But you’re being too nicey, nicey. You’re not perfect, you’re only human!”
I beg to differ. Actually, it is our nature to be good and loving and nice. Everyone at some point has experienced loving another without wanting anything in return. Everyone has been nice just because it felt good to be nice. But if you persecute someone because he or she is too nice….well you are not appreciating what you are.
The truth is that when you are in touch with the Love that You are, you are nice and good and sweet whether you like it or not. Even when you feel the human personality resisting, the Love that you are, prevails. This has been my experience.
There’s nothing wrong with being nice. There’s nothing wrong with being good. There’s nothing wrong with being loving. There’s nothing wrong with being Yourself, who is good and loving and nice.
Just for the record, I am nicey, nicey and proud of it.
All my love,