Why is it that kindness seems so hard to give precisely when it?s needed most? With TheKindness Handbook, bestselling author and renowned meditation instructor Sharon Salzberg answers this question and more in her practical companion to inspire generosity of the spirit in any life situation. Just as cruelty can ravage lives and trample hope, kindness can be the quality we choose to steer our lives, teaches Salzberg. ?Kindness is the fuel that will help you `walk your talk? of love?daily.? Whether you?re deciding what to do when a plane is hours late, your friend is unhappy and you just can?t seem to help, someone criticizes you, or you and your partner can?t communicate, her gentle guidebook will help you respond to another?or even yourself?in a genuinely loving way. It has been said that kindness is ?compassion in action.? But kindness is not just about ?being nice.? To Sharon Salzberg, it?s a profound spiritual practice. The Kindness Handbook is an important resource for anyone wondering how to cultivate an open heart, empathy, and inner peace?every day.