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Niceness seems like such a simple thing, but has such an amazing impact. When I am nice to my music students, they relax and enjoy their music lessons more. When I'm nice to people I work with, the atmosphere is calmer, and tasks get done with greater ease and efficiency. When I'm nice to myself, negative judgment falls away. Each simple act of being nice perpetuates more niceness.

a Siddha Yogi from West Vancouver, Canada

This morning it dawned on me that I have the most powerful motivation to practice the virtue of niceness: Baba's essential teaching, "See God in each other."

This teaching instructs me to recognize the divine presence in each human being on this planet. Being nice to others and to myself is a practical way I can express honor and reverence for this divine presence.

a Siddha Yogi from Illinois, USA