We are all living our stories out and we can be very reactive. We want to put in our comments, give our point of view, maybe get some accolades or praise. But to really encounter love and find the silent witness of all beauty, we need to soften. We have to look at all of the armor we carry around and we have to take it off. We like to say " we all have some emotional baggage" ... like we have it, but we don't really carry it around. But we actually do carry around our pain, our humiliations, our vulnerabilities. But we need to set them down. We need to be as open to love as we can be.
If we have some insight, we realize when we open and soften we need not be fearful. For when we live our life by our hearts we see how invincible we are. Not like a steel shield, but like water. We watch a sword pierce and be drawn through water. It cuts nothing, it only stirs and twirls waves and bubbles, but no one is hurt. It is actually beautiful.
As we witness divine presence, our hearts begin to be graceful. We can off er grace to others and in doing so enjoy the sublime peace that gentleness can bring to our souls.
The spiritual path is a gentle journey witnessed and sealed with love.