To me, gentleness is a soft cushion, a fleece blanket, a warm hot water bottle, a cuddle with my dog. It’s winter tea, raw chocolate, fresh fruit. Gentleness is meditation, yoga and yoga Nidra. Gentleness is satsang, kirtan and classical music. Gentleness is The Gilmore Girls and Friends, and a hundred romcoms…. Gentleness is a friend’s hand on your arm, a smile from a stranger. Butterflies are gentle. Rabbits are gentle. If we are lucky, our inner voice is gentle too.
Gentleness reminds us to act more kindly and to think before we speak. Gentleness is about how we conduct ourselves and how we show up for others. Gentleness is a way of being, a way of seeing, a way of travelling the world. But Gentleness wants us to remember ourselves too, because it’s an inner act as much as it’s an external one. In fact the inside job starts first.
How gentle are you with yourself when something happens?
How do you treat yourself and allow others to treat you?
Gentleness starts at home and we begin with our inner child. When he/she cries, we need to reach out to honour, hold and soothe them. We need to be the best parent and good at holding space. For only in learning how to stand up for and speak on behalf of our inner selves will be be able to see, hear, help and heal the inner selves of those who surround us.
Gentleness is not therefore about being a wimp, but more about being a lioness. Be kind to those who are kind to you, but do not be ungentle inwards. If someone’s behaviour is harmful and out of line, it’s ok to roar.
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