Tag Archives: gentleness

One Step

“Take life step by step, pace by pace, slowly, slowly and leave the competition to others.” — from a letter Chekhov wrote to his wife Olga Knipper

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Soften

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Be Gentle With Yourself.

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When Life Gets Complicated. A Few Things That Might Help

1. Talk things over with friends and family, with whoever you feel is best. Someone who listens, reassures and gives you space to rest and figure it all out. (Do not talk things through with people who will try to solve this … Continue reading

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Relax, Take it Easy…

Hmm, things that relax me… having a cup of Earl Grey  taking a bubble bath laughter wasting time with friends a glass of wine and a chat walking in open countryside calm breathing dancing to the radio cooking really nice meals … Continue reading

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Life in All its Fullness?

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Faith & Relaxation…

Catholic theologian James Allison [talked] about how we think faith is about striving – keeping parameters, calling people out for not having it right, spiritual practices, doctrinal purity… whatever – but that really faith is about relaxing. Specifically, relaxing in … Continue reading

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Satisfied?

Peace be with you.  It’s not, “a different past/ different parents/ a different relationship/job/place to live be with you”, it’s Peace be with you. Because a difficult past, difficult families, difficult relationships/work/home life is not the end of all hope, … Continue reading

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Daily Riches: The Knowledge That Transcends Learning (Donald McCullough, Thomas Aquinas and G. K. Chesterton) *

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“Some things–perhaps the most important–cannot be grasped, regardless of the reach of one’s intellectual prowess. They can only be received. There is a knowledge that cannot be gained by thinking or reasoning or deducing…

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Daily Riches: Do Nothing … and then Rest (Anne Wilson Schaef, Soren Kierkegaard and Mary Oliver)

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“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.”  Spanish proverb “For many of us the thought of doing nothing is terrifying. We can’t imagine what life would be like if we…

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