Have you ever seen a child fall and is urgently warned “Be careful” when it is already too late, the accident has happened?
To be careful, often sends a message to be cautious but be responsible for a future you cannot control.
Be careful, is telling you there is some danger and something you should do but not what to do.
More useful phrases give clear guidance. “Please watch where you are going.” or “Hang on to the railing when you walk up the stairs.”
It was too late to say be careful, when I found myself, kneeling by the side of my bed, braced on the nightstand for support. My lower back was in immense pain after sitting at my computer for 12 hours. I was afraid to move.
I allowed my body to find harmony, I gave my body time to restore balance.
I became aware of a sense of equilibrium.
Surrendering in the moment.
I had a beautiful revelation,
“I AM GENTLE WITH MYSELF.”
Slow with awareness is different from careful.
I am gentle with myself, is in the moment. It is caring, not careful
I care for myself when I am gentle with myself.
Gentleness is patient. Caring doesn’t rush. It is, simply
with what it loves.
Grace is soft
Grace is caring
Caring is kind