8 May

The power in gentleness

There is great power in gentleness. It’s the powerful and strong ones that are gentle. Just think for a moment of all the great spiritual leaders.

Those who use physical strength, violence and intimidation to solve conflict have been lied to. Somewhere along the line a lie has been told that kindness and gentleness are a weakness.

Nothing could be further from the truth: these qualities are in reality great strength and power!

Real power isn’t having power over others by means of intimidation or violence – it’s in having power over oneself, over one’s own lower nature. When a person has mastered self-control, gentleness manifests.

Wars, battles and drama are a waste of energy. They distract one from what is truly important: truth, love and beauty. Those are the vibrations that spirit creates from.

As you create boundaries against any energy leaks you have, you may also want to create boundaries against war and battle. You can’t solve war and battle by matching it with more war and battle. What you resist, persists and you will become what you are resisting. The only remedy for hate is love and forgiveness. Clear the resistance and carry on walking in your truth, love and beauty.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~ M. Gandhi

When faced with a difficult situation where conflict may be present a good question to ask yourself: are my actions, words and thoughts going to contribute to One-ness, integrity, love and truth or will they feed fear and separation? Maybe it’s best not to take any further action until such a time that you have come to neutral?

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” ~ M. Gandhi

Bare in mind also that no event in your life is ever truly ‘accidental’. If you believe events are accidental and that you are a victim – you are giving away your power. Outer relationships are really a reflection of the relationship you have with yourself. If someone is acting unloving towards you, consider ways in which you have been unloving towards yourself. Have you been kind, loving and gentle towards the most important person in your life – you? Love yourself!

This is not to say that it’s okay to let toxic individuals walk all over you as and whenever they please – no. Rather, by choosing gentleness and opting out of unnecessary conflict, drama and battle, you are doing yourself a big favor.

© Hello EssenceJoy 2014

Photo: ‘Peace’ / Flower Story’s Facebook page

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