It was the subtle release into a gentle flow that taught me how to soften. Relief came each time I found just enough courage to listen and to soften my own heart a little more. It came in the quiet pauses just before words of comfort began to form and lingered sweetly — forever. Advertisements
The silence of my true Self was always there. Even when the world around me and within became noisy and my body wasn’t still at all — the underlying silence never left.
Again and again, I chose to find my way back to the silent spaces my mind once tried to escape. It was a gentle turning away from the constant inner chatter and outer struggles of mind — a sinking down into my heart — where mind, joined with heart, was able to reflect the quiet prayer of a love hidden safely within.
There was a softening of the story on the surface, a gentle resetting. The default emotion become one of peace, the very thing my heart had longed for and called me to. There was a more natural connection with all of life, a gentle unfolding of the quiet prayer within my heart. Silent pauses became welcome parts of the relaxation into a gentler way of being.
Thank you for all things reflecting the sweetness of the connection with my own deepest heart. Thank you also for all things along this path that have challenged me, adding to the tenderness of the journey and lighting a fire of courage to become a little more free. Thank you for courage to set these things down. Amen
And so I came to this clear space in my heart where I could be with myself in a different way — where I could listen for my true voice that was always with me — where I could find comfort and connection.
Life continued to unfold. There were difficult moments. But they were always held and honored in the purest love. It was seen that all things emerged from and faded back into that same love.
I found it was possible to follow a gentler path. Old patterns were seen clearly and had lost their hold. The pull was toward the peace I held in my heart. And I was grateful for each tiny step toward its unfolding.
I vowed to stand within my heart in all of my experiences. In that moment, I learned the value in the willingness to allow myself to feel my true essence and to be led gently from there.
There was a settling back in to what had been carefully hidden. The longing to be some place other than that moment was transformed into a delicate embrace and remembrance of my own true essence. There was a knowing that shifting would continue and that it would have to come out of this space.