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Practicing Gentleness

Practice gentleness, especially when you don’t feel gentle at all. Set the table slowly. Close the car‑door quietly. Take deep breaths. Count them. Brush your hair as though it were your lover’s. Offer to brush your partner’s hair as though … Continue reading

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Echo on Gentleness

When all thoughts Are exhausted I slip into the woods And gather A pile of shepherd’s purse. Like the little stream Making its way Through the mossy crevices I, too, quietly Turn clear and transparent. Ryokan Dewdrops on a Lotus … Continue reading

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Teacups (Gentleness)

Quick Look The world and I are rough and brusque and rude. What tools can help me resist that harshness? Now! (since it takes so long for me to transform my mind and heart) A Tale An American student, in the … Continue reading

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