Gentleness Lately: Just Be

She felt completely encompassed by peace, and a great inner quietness and contentment drowned every feeling of curiosity, loneliness, and anticipation.

She did not think about the future at all. It was enough to be there in that quiet canyon, hidden away high up in the mountains with the river of life flowing beside her, and to rest and recover herself after the long journey.
— Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

find a path to the present

drawing you into the moment

whether it be


the beauty of nature

rocking a baby

putting pieces of a puzzle together

listening to the sound of stormy weather

all these ordinary things

help bring us into a healing contentment

a simple enough

for now

For the present is the point at which time touches eternity.
— C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letter (quoted in The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay)

it carries over into tomorrows

in the form of recovery and rest

a connection to our creator by just being

it helps us surrender complexity

He whispers to us; simply be

it’s a gentle kindness that strengthens the soul

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