When Gandhi taught, In a gentle way you can shake the world, he highlighted tone missing today in communications across cultures. Do your tone skills show gentle as a strength to shake a world?
War succumbed to peace in Shakespeare’s words, His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand upand say to all the world, this was a man!. Have you found peace where others call for war?
Gentle follows those who offer olive branches to enemies and yet as Lao Tzu taught and the human brain bears out, Be gentle and you can be bold.
I still have much to learn about the lofty rank of Gentle as its acts transform human brainpower. Take the impulsive arrest of an African American Harvard professor, and accusations that flew from both sides.
Toss gentleness into the mix and both sides would step toward healing cultural divides for the good of many beyond themselves. Imagine the hope reported by media who follow this story, that could heal and renew our broken systems.
What do you think?