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You, the Unbreakable Water

Me: Hey God.

God: Hey John.

Me: I'm about to break.

God: Why do you think that is?

Me: Because life just keeps getting harder.

God: Then you need to become softer.

Me: Huh?

God: Here is the thing:

glass is hard

but it can shatter

easily when dropped

rock is hard

but it can be broken

quickly with a drill

gold is hard

but it can be melted

in a blazing fire

don't be so hard

that you break down so easily.

be soft

like wet clay

in the hands of a potter

be soft like

river water

in the summer

be soft like

the breeze through

a row of tall pines

all of those things

survive no matter what

happens to them

they endure because

they haven't built their

existence out of hard


be soft with other people

don't break them

with your words

and don't let them

break you with theirs

be soft with yourself

your heart is more cotton

than iron

your soul is wrapped

in the softest of fabrics

for a reason

the softer you become

the more you understand

how precious all life is

be more of cotton

then you are of concrete

~ love isn't cold granite

love is shapeless

love is like ocean water

gently passing through your toes

in a world where the hardness of diamonds

helps determine its worth

don't become one yourself

become so soft

that nothing can

break you

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cie kalyl
cie kalyl
May 22

Glass is hard, but it breaks easily. Water, Pizza Tower on the other hand, is soft, yet it can carve mountains and withstand the test of time.


She has lately discovered that deep ecology, as taught by Joanna Macy and others, is a way to wisdom, and it has been shaped by Reggie Ray's somatic practice. She is also being tutored in a love of nature and the Earth. trap the cat


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Hello, John! I'm so glad I found space bar clicker you. Let me have this. Regular practice will help me become softer. I will make it a point to practice being softer every day. Being forceful is terrifying.

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