When you hear “harmless,” do you think of something dynamic and positive? Or do you imagine a kind of wimpy inoffensiveness? Most spiritual traditions have harmlessness as a positive virtue, and yet most of us view it as an absence (of harm), a lack (of having any impact).

In actuality, living in a harmless manner can be very challenging, especially if we accept that we are all part of an interconnected energy field. So whatever we do or say or feel affects others.

Try this for a week: Each day notice one time when you chose to be harmless rather than harmful. What helped you make that choice? What difference did that choice make in you?