Our own gentleness is a powerful force in our lives. It is like the gentle flower that grows through granite.
~ Patricia Hoolihan ~
We are attracted to women and men who have cultivated a gentle spirit. Their softness nurtures all of us who come into their space. We are soothed and made whole by their caring spirit. Let’s allow our caring spirit to develop too.
The aggression we may have grown accustomed to in our families and neighborhoods need not claim us for all time. We have the power within us to chart a new course. We have examples of gentleness all around us; they are our guides and are here by divine appointment.
Whatever task we are destined to perform in this clean and sober life can best be accomplished if directed by a heart that cares. Being gentle promises each of us the same comfort it offers others. Each gentle act heals our heart and lovingly nurtures the future.
Being gentle today is much easier than being mean-spirited. My gentle side will nurture my inner child and remove my fears.
© 1994 by Hazelden Foundation
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