With Respect and Without Expectations

by Sophie on April 26, 2013

There is a softness in some people that comes from having let go repeatedly. I don’t mean a giving up. I mean a softness of surrender and acceptance and a purposeful decision to keep on choosing wonder and tenderness that brings them so much closer to the Divine. Softness such as you create with a well worn high quality garment. Classy, always comforting, timeless.

For me and because of my history, it happens mostly with abuse survivors who have  learned the lessons of their past and chosen to stay and move on. Survivors who don’t look like victims anymore because they have grieved, forgiven, repaired and overcome.  Often they are teachers. Through our shared experience, I access the Heart of God effortlessly. In their wise presence, I am my best self. No judgement, no fighting for control, no feeling pushed around by insecurity, no need for protection. No one is trying to prove who earned the most, who is right or who suffered the most. We own our power and life just is, with awe and wonder, in gratitude. Beauty matters. Tenderness matters. Respect with every breath.

Such exquisite encounters are rare, always unexpected and deeply nourishing. I have many more such encounters. I bow to you and I thank you all who allow me to nestle in your tender hearts with tender respect and without expectations.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Patricia Singleton April 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

You teach me that softness that you are talking about, my friend. You own it too.


2 Sophie April 30, 2013 at 6:24 am

Thank you Patricia!


3 Dawn July 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Thank you for reminding me that softening, allowing, and opening always result in goodness, growth, and further connection with more love.


4 Sophie July 30, 2013 at 11:38 am

You are most welcome Dawn! In fact it is my lesson for today again. 🙂
Ad thank YOU for being here and reading this blog.


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