gently does it

Gentleness is a strength with many qualities

It’s slow when other strengths are fast.  It sees and feels particularly when others can only grasp generalities. It’s adept with smaller things when other strengths lack the finesse.

Gentleness is able to open possibility because it comes with compassion to understand and appreciate the other.  As a result, it makes for freedom and choice:

‘Stay free.  Stay different.  Embrace your weird.  Embrace your brain.  Embrace what inspires you.’*

Gentleness doesn’t shy from the story with conflict where it is able to shine with the attributes it possesses.

These stories are always closer than we think:

‘The most dangerous stories we make up are the narratives that diminish our inherent worthiness.  We must reclaim the truth about our lovability, divinity, and creativity.**

I only wish I was more gentle.

(*From Hugh Macleod’s gapingvoid.)
(**From Brené Brown’s Rising Strong.)

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