To Remain Tender
The essence of gentle perseverance and sustaining benevolence. Bringing one in touch with the softness of Life, empathy re-emerges. The hardened outer skin then becomes subtle and supple again, and is able to receive and give Love. For those who have been gradually closing up and desensitizing because of the harsher realities of Life and human relations.
Mind – Common Uses;
For people who have been through the school of hard knocks, a general desensitization occurs. Even when they are soft in their hearts they don’t show it. People see only the rough exterior and may consider the person harsh. In reality they are wounded people with a Rhino skin to protect them. In spite of the Rhino skin they still get hurt, but other people will not realize it.
When seeing someone going through a hard time these people will say, “well I had to go through it, so you will have to as well”. It is a typical reaction of some people in the older generations.
The healing opens the heart once more and regenerates tenderness and compassion for the lives of others, being able to show sincerely that caring and love are there for those who need it.
Healing Pathway to the Soul
When we harden up to get through the struggles of our journey we lose more and more Love from our experiences. The art is to be detached from the ups and downs, learning all the while, but never to distance ourselves from the sufferings of others, and, where we can, lend our encouragement. This creates an atmosphere around our lives of gentleness and Love.