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.