Go gently

Go gently.

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.

 

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