There is a kindness that dwells deep down in things; it presides everywhere, often in the places we least expect. The world can be harsh and negative, but if we remain generous and patient, kindness inevitably reveals itself. Something deep in the human soul seems to depend on the presence of kindness; something instinctive in us expects it, and once we sense it we are able to trust and open ourselves.
somewhere in between the edge and free-falling….
inquiry for today~ simple pleasure of releasing the struggle….
A few moments of patience can create the breathing room to bear with the internal pressure of a reaction, offering us the freedom to choose how we respond. Over time, patience slowly wears away the roots of our reactivity, like a ship cut loose from its mooring, opening the doorway to inner freedom.
In this way, it provides the longevity needed to shift deeply rooted, underlying patterns—be they habits of the psyche or structures of society—towards more beneficial, life-serving ones.And when the heart is free from the tangles of fear, hatred, and reactivity, we have that much more clarity and love to offer the world.
~Oren Jay Sofer