Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. Max Ehrmann quote Monday Mantra 116 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 116 – Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. Max Ehrmann quote Monday Mantra 116 via LaWhimsy“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.”~ Max Ehrmann

It has been a rough time, filled with fear, hate, ignorance, despair. Within it all there has also been hope, love, passion, awareness. I know that despite this I’ve been faltering, unnerved, raw. At times like this I turn to nature for guidance, for grounding. With deep, cleansing breaths I look out upon the vistas that my eyes hungrily take in, I see the sky, so blue and boundless or deep and dark, stars twinkling like a cascade of hope, and I feel as though my soul will burst. I’m filled with such a profound, wordless, and overwhelming sense of both my utter smallness and my utter belonging. I know that a universe that holds such promise, such far-reaching, never ceasing love, that peace can be, first in my soul and then spreading out among all the others who are also part of this world. We are all the same in the end, we are all made up of the same elements, and the same divine love. Some may get lost or confused and lash out with anger, bitterness, hate, and that hurts like hell. Yet, in the end we are all one and we all belong to that same love and I would rather be gentle with myself and keep the peace in my soul so that I can help and heal and perhaps bring the awareness of that peace to others. Please be gentle with yourself too.

Namaste ~ Ella

~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantra Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!

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