You are all gentle souls. The ones you consider rough and tough are rough and tough because they are tender. They are just as tender and sensitive as you. Why would anyone be tough unless he had fear? The strongest of all are those who are gentle and kind. They are not afraid to be.
And even if you are afraid to be gentle, be gentle anyway.
I wrote this newsletter in 2004 while working on The Unmistakable Touch of Grace. Several readers have written since, suggesting that I send it again because the experiment was so helpful. The newsletter is in two parts -- one that will run this week, and one t
As the saying goes ‘March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.’ That may hold true for the weather, as March typically begins with winter weather and ends with warmer, spring-like temperatures. But for everything else, I think that March is going to enter like a semi-toothless lion and end like a hungry one.
greet you as you gather in awakened consciousness on this day! It is
such an important time. You can feel the importance of this time. As
all are saying - it is the time that you have been waiting for - the
time has come for you to flower! You know this, from the depths of your
soul and now to your daily knowing.
You say you want to be free of attachment, and yet you tend to view the loss of attachment as a loss when, of course, it is a gain. It is freedom you gain. It is bonds you lose. You tend to correlate bonds with love. As attachment recedes, you gain love. You lose neediness. Is that not a good thing to lose?
As I step out of the shower, I can feel the weight of melancholy pulling at my chest. There’s a sadness I can’t explain. I sit down on the edge of the tub and give presence to it-allow it to live and breathe within me, and wait for it to deliver its wisdom. With each slow, deep breath, the answer begins to surface. Spring is in the ethers, and my winter of writing is coming to an end.