There is great strength in gentleness. Jesus was a gentle man, but he was also a firm man. He stood up for his principles and dared to expose the error he beheld in man.
Yet he was a gentle man.
Too often in our search for identity we overlook the strength of gentleness. We are seeking so desperately to assert our true identity that we are often impatient with ourselves and others. We must remember that the search for trurh is an individual journey. There are no identical road maps.
To meet the opposition gently does not mean to bow down to error. Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet spoke truth when he said we are wrong to limp before the lame, deeming it kindness. But neither should we berate them for their lameness.
Those who have teachers or mentors in the invisible realms have only to observe their methods in dealing with us. If the teaching is truly from a high plane of thought, there is great courtesy and patience shown toward our ignorance by those of greater wisdom.
Yet never does a teacher of real worth lower his (her) vibration by contending with ignorance. He stands firm in his own understanding and allows us to bang our heads against a truth until our door finally opens and admits it. He neither condones nor condemns our ignorance. He remains neutral, waiting in balance for our understanding to unfold.
Can we as teachers, mentors, or examples do less?
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