While on retreat recently my spiritual director often sent me on my way after our daily meeting with this phrase: “go gently.” She said it with such simplicity, care, faith; it gave me a sense of hope; she helped me remember just being gentle is a great gift.
It’s clearly great advice, but it is also a lovely blessing: “Go” is freeing. It’s not a prohibition against something, it’s not an urgent admonition or an overly-eager grand goal. It’s simple: go. And how to do it? Gently. That’s actually fairly easy as well. It’s mostly a matter of remembering the simple kindness of letting things (and people, including myself) just be.
Just be, and go gently.