“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi
As the sun sets on another day, we are aware that we are imperfect beings living in an imperfect world. Each day is a new chance, a new beginning, not to be perfect, but to be better than we were before.
We should all be gentle with ourselves. After all, we are on a journey to learn, and learning takes time and has many pitfalls along the way.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu
We humans may never get to enlightenment, but we can get closer every day.
In this crazy world we’re living in, sometimes we see and hear disturbing things on the news and all around us. It’s enough to make us lose ourselves and become out of sorts. At times, we feel so irritated that we lash out at one another and become rude or even mean. That’s not us, and that’s not the way to live.
We need to bring back our gentler side when we feel this way. The soft side that makes us warm caring humans. Yes, it’s easy to become tough and non caring when the world is cruel, and the urge to put on the boxing gloves is very tempting, but fight that force.
Let’s try creating a world around us of gentleness, and just maybe the outer world will eventually act in kind.
“Where anger is a bursting flame, gentleness is a gentle rain.” ~ Fr. John Hardon
Take the weight off your shoulders and let your whole body relax as the stress comes rolling out.
Now, breathe in deep and let it all out once again. Can you feel the peace all around?
Let your mind go blank–you know it wants to, and now feel yourself connecting to your beautiful Spirit. Do you feel the peace surrounding you?
Let the stress of your life keep rolling off as you meander over calming waters and lush green gardens.
Be gentle with yourself. Life can never be so bad that you can’t take a little break from it all and just relax. Let everything just go as you connect with your higher self and feel the peace that is yours for evermore.
“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” ~ Author unknown