To become softer 11/25

The more time I spend in nature and the more I reflect on my own behavior in this life…the more I lean into the direction of the gentle and kind.

In my past if I bumped up against someone who was hard and rigid in energy…my reaction would be one to flee the scene or tense up right along side them.

But the other day I had an encounter with someone close to me that is full of fear. And rather than judge them for it…I took a breath and became present in my own self.

When I took the breath…I noticed I released tension in my body that I was not even aware of. ( I was matching them somehow)

Then…a beautiful thought came of…what can I bring here that is soft and kind?

I became soft and kind…in front of fear.

That is the ultimate form of freedom for me…not reacting to fear.

Gods grace

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

15 thoughts on “To become softer 11/25

  1. Your listening well Danielle. For me personally it is that ‘feeling’ of another, that awareness to be open but not take it on board. Mind you, that took a few years to realize my fear was attracting accordingly. Heal me in those fears and our ‘antenna’ opens further and further. Great post😀❤️🙏🏽

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    1. I have been wondering and really contemplating how not “to take on” the others stuff – but just still be
      It literally sometimes feels as if it sticks to my skin..ha ha
      But I think you are saying I already have that within and the other is the mirror or reflection of it?
      So it’s already stuck on me and I am to use it to heal?
      Like the lady I saw in the hotel room recently- she was me – but it didn’t frighten me because I knew the way out ♥️

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      1. That last line is ‘truth’ spot on. Once you understand something, and that cannot be done unless you experience it, you ‘let it go’. Understand your fears and you will let go that inner wall we hold because of them. We don’t ‘feel’ fully with that wall up, it is blocking. But as you have faced your fears you will feel that you are beginning to ‘feel’ so much more as you understand you and that wall comes down. If you compare before to now you will ‘feel’ so much more different, within and without. You are now attracting very differently simply because your ‘intent’ changed to daring to face you, where before you blocked. It is a very profound distinction as you have found, especially how you feel about yourself and that emerging, smiling glow that that inner love is. You dared to find God’s love…in yourself 😀❤️🙏🏽

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