Calm and peaceful…when surrounded by a heated atmosphere

In our rough and rugged individualism, we think of gentleness as weakness,
being soft and virtually spineless. Not so! Gentleness includes such enviable
qualities as having strength under control, being calm and peaceful when
surrounded by a heated atmosphere, emitting a soothing effect on those
who may be angry or otherwise beside themselves, and possessing tact
and gracious courtesy that causes others to retain their self-esteem and
dignity. Instead of losing, the gentle gain. Instead of being ripped off
and taken advantage of, they come out ahead! ~Charles Swindoll

Posted on: August 16, 2017 9:33 am

Gentleness is a way of life

Gentleness is a way of life, showing our love in how we interact with people and things. Like any way of life, gentleness has to be practiced for us to become more gentle. If we want to become more gentle, we must take active steps, that is

(1) choosing to be more gentle,
(2) keeping this resolution in mind,
(3) acting in gentleness, and
(4) catching ourselves when we are not gentle so that we can be more aware of our gentleness or lack of gentleness in the future.

~Thomas Stobie

Posted on: August 16, 2017 9:18 am

Our circle of friends…

Although each of us has our own personality, our circle of friends can influence and change us. So it is important to rely on friends who have intelligence and integrity. ~17th Karmapa

Posted on: December 24, 2016 7:07 pm