Being softer in the way that you handle life doesn’t make you weak. It’s easy to be angry all the time and blame everyone around you for all of your problems. It’s easy to freak out and feel like the world is out to get you. It’s easy to yell and say mean things. There’s no strength in that. That’s giving in, giving up and not caring enough about your emotional and spiritual well being.
Being softer is being stronger. Softer is forgiving, compassionate, loving, patient, non-judgmental. Softer is realizing that it’s not always about you, seeing the bigger picture and moving forward. Rising above dark moments, when you’re really in the thick of it, is one of the hardest, most rewarding things you can do for yourself and those around you. And there’s great strength in that. Don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise.
Love, Light + Warm Cups of Chai Tea,