Horses represent gentleness in so many ways. The world can feel like it is going mad sometimes. There’s non-stop news about global events, social media is filled with angry and aggressive posts, and how people interact with each other seems to be getting more hostile daily.
There is so much noise in the world that it can feel pretty overwhelming sometimes. But you don’t have to let all this negativity get to you. You don’t have to let it affect your outlook on life and how you deal with others. Instead, you can explore ways to remain calm and centred even when things seem crazy around you. The secret to doing that lies in gentleness.
What Is Gentleness?
Gentleness is about being kind, compassionate, and caring towards yourself and others. It’s being open, non-judgmental, and carefully considering other people’s emotions and needs. It’s a quiet strength like that gentle flow of a river.
This is in stark contrast with how many people behave today. There is so much aggression, anger, and frustration in the world that it can be hard to find a moment of calm and serenity. Gentleness stands in direct opposition to these harmful, aggressive types of behaviour. It’s a quiet, peaceful, firm, and resolute approach. It’s about finding balance and creating a life where you can be yourself, happy, and at peace.
Why is gentleness so crucial in today’s world?
Gentleness is a rare quality these days. In a world where everything seems rushed, quick, and aggressive, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of being gentle.
Gentleness is essential because it can help bring peace and calm into your life and the life of your family and friends. In addition, gentleness is vital because it reminds us that we are all human. More connection and understanding are created through gentleness than will ever be created by hostility and aggression.
As we watch the world become increasingly divided and hostile globally, we must cultivate gentleness from within. This will unite people and serve as a reminder that we all share the exact basic needs and desires.
Bringing gentleness into our own life will bring more gentleness into the lives of others, and this will be like the pebble in the pond and create change without using force. And it can also help bring more balance into our lives, which we all need.
3 Simple Practices for Finding More Gentleness in Life
Take a moment to sit each day quietly. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and release your daily stresses and anxieties. As you do this, you can actively look for gentleness and kindness inside yourself. Then, you can ask yourself how to bring these qualities into your daily life.
Gentleness doesn’t happen overnight, so try to view these practices as a long-term commitment to yourself and your well-being. As you continue to gently look for more gentleness in your daily life, you’ll see that it is possible to find inner calm in a chaotic world.
Release judgment and criticism. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of criticizing and judging other people and their behaviour. But that doesn’t really help anyone. Instead, try actively looking for the good in other people, and remind yourself that we’re all just doing our best.
Also, practice being open and non-judgmental towards yourself. It’s so easy to be hard on yourself and to fall into the trap of harsh self-criticism. Instead, talk to yourself like you would a good friend, and when you notice that you are being harsh, gently remind yourself that you are in a practice of being gentle. Recognize that you are doing your best and worthy of kindness.
Find ways to connect with other people. We are too focused on individualism and isolation, making it hard to find ways to connect with others. But this is important because it reminds us that we are not alone and that we all have a shared humanity.
By interacting with others, we find our own vulnerability if we are courageous enough to look for it. Too often, we hide behind a facade of something we create based on our thoughts about what will make us more accepted. This approach can make us rigid and put up barriers to connection. We learn to show our true selves to others by finding ways to connect with them. This could be through community volunteer work or some other work with the disadvantaged part of the population. This raw exposure to humanity can help us cultivate gentleness and share it with others.
Conclusion The world can sometimes feel like it’s going mad, and it can be easy to get caught up in all of the negative, aggressive emotions and messages out there.
It’s easy to put a ton of pressure on ourselves to keep up with the pace of life and become more aggressive and competitive. But you don’t have to do that. Instead, you can bring more gentleness into your life. You can find ways to remain calm and centred even when things seem chaotic and overwhelming. The key to doing this lies in gentleness.
Like the quote from Saint Francis de Sales says, “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”