So Gently

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When we are close My Love, do you hear

the hope in my heartbeat,

can you sense your light

permeating

my spirit

as your head rests

so gently

on my chest. 

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

The Gentleness that Moves Us

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It is the gentleness that moves us the most,

even though we know there are bears,

we are more impressed with the forgiving heart

than with the snarls

of this world.

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

A Word for Wednesday

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The word for today is “tenderness”. In this world of harsh words and violence, tenderness is not only more essential than ever, but it will help us to identify with that which is human. Yes we do need to fight in different ways, but tenderness is the expression of love, the showing someone in a tangible way, that we care.

In the course of our daily lives, may we be the opposite of harsh with those we love. And to those we don’t know, may we express who we truly are, with an attitude of love.

Peace.

        

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

A Quote by Robert Frost on Greatness

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There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.

Robert Frost

  I love the poetry of Robert Frost, and this quote gives us yet another look, into the heart and thinking of the poet. There have been many great people of history, but all too often, the people that were called great, were people of war, or that loved war. I love this quote, because I think Frost was saying true greatness is connected to generosity, and that this greatness and generosity, come from, or come out of, a heart of tenderness and compassion.

And let’s not forget that there is a huge difference between weakness and compassion. In fact, a person that is compassionate is incredibly strong. There is nothing more powerful on earth, than love. It takes great strength to forgive someone that hates you. To have tenderness, and compassion for that same person, takes amazing strength, and is one of the most important battles you will ever face.

Never let hatred rule over you. Break the throne of hatred, by responding in the opposite way, with tenderness, and compassion. That is what true greatness is all about.

Peace.

    

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Peace and blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Tenderness and Kindness

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Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.

Kahlil Gibran

It’s not popular to be tender or kind. People are often harsh or mean. Men in particular are trained to be tough. People that are very nice tend to be considered weak. Yet, which is more valuable – harshness or tenderness and kindness? Which of the these will help us to connect and stay connected to the ultimate source of love? We all know the answer. When I see the words of Gandhi, Chief Joseph, Gibran, and many others, I see tremendous strength, and yet gentleness at the same time. That’s where I want to be! When you read what they said or wrote, it is obvious they were connected, and that they lived their lives loving and honoring people. Now that is kindness. That indeed is greatness.

May the fountain of tenderness and kindness, and our love for people, cause us to bring life to others.

This is day 3 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Thanks again to Bella, Lisa, and Erika.

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Blessings to everyone, and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

The Path

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Somewhere, maybe halfway,

between the hawk flying over my shoulder,

and gliding through the angry clouds,

I found the courage to accept,

who I am,

realized I was free,

writing, a few lines,

nature healing, the best of me.

Always thankful,

for your faithful hand in mine,

walking this way, and through the woods,

seeing each other,

reflecting our faces in the lake,

in spite of the mist.

However long we have on the earth,

I pray we can always walk,

this path together.

Blessings to everyone and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree