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Tenderness ~ letting the other inside your skin

a gift for our world

Dec 22, 2019

Saying For Today: When we are offered the gift of being deeply touched by the mystery, glory, and love of Life, to fall into that childlikeness is a joy ineffable and timeless.

The Way Opens

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires,
let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings
its melody in the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks
for another day of loving;
To rest at noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart
and a song of praise upon your lips.

*Kahlil Gibran. The Prophet.

*If video does not play from this site, it can be accessed on original site through upper left artist-title... Lyrics below...

The world is covered by our trails
Scars we cover up with paint
Watch them preach in sour lies
I would rather see this world through the eyes of a child
Through the eyes of a child...

Darker times will come and go
Times you need to see her smile
And mothers hearts are warm and mild
I would rather feel this world through the skin of a child
Through the skin of a child...

When a human strokes your skin
That is when you let them in
Let them in before they go
I would rather feel alive with a childlike soul
With a childlike soul...

Hey oh, oh hey
Oh hey
Ah-ah hey
Oh hey
Hey oh, oh hey
Oh hey
Ah-ah hey
Oh hey

Please don't leave me here

* * *

I sit in my third-floor room, maybe more to be consoled by her presence than for any thing she could say to help me understand what is happening. I had sensed something was out of harmony, the body was registering something the mind could not put a word to. I could not find an answer, "Is this about my own pain arising from the past into now?" Then, the mental question arises within, not heartful as the previous, "Did I do something wrong?" No answer. There was nothing to hold to, no explanation, only to embrace wholly this sense-feeling. This arising within bodily had not been felt in a long time, not to this degree. Tears lingered just below the surface, felt but not seen. The word arose~tenderness. A quiet tenderness, a way Silence holds another or self or both, not with arms but heart-with-heart, with or without the other knowing and may never know. In itself, it has no need to be spoken, is and is timeless, eternally alive and fresh. Indeed, to think upon, rather than only feel intimately, can separate me from the tenderness in its first, pristine arising.


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