Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,

The past couple of months have been focused on caring for others with a special emphasis on Kindness. I have thought and prayed so much about caregiving and loving and respecting others, and how kindness is a very specific sort of respect and love.

I know what it feels like when someone goes out of their way to be kind to me.

When I have been sick or in need, I remember very gratefully the doctors or nurses who not only took care of my medical needs, but were kind to me in the process.

To be kind to those who have hurt me is a powerful way of dissolving anger, and old pockets of bitterness or sadness and is giving me a new level of freedom that I didn’t know existed!

These days I have had less time to write than I would have liked, but I will write when I can.  The deep healing, the Alchemy of my wounds that become my strength, continues day by day and I know I am on the road with many others like myself.  Here I wanted to share a couple of quotes on kindness that I love:

 

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” 
― Gibran Khalil Gibran

 “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” 
― Dalai Lama XIV

Today I am going to look for a way to perform a random act of kindness to a stranger!  It makes the day a better day for both of us!

With love and kindess, Z miłością i życzliwością, Con amore e gentilezza,

I remain,

Gabriel Orion Marie

* For those of you who may not know, I have published a series of three books that tell the story of my recovery and healing from profoundly intense physical, sexual and spiritual abuse. These books have dozens of paintings that I did during my process and those paintings are a core form of communication I used in my Healing. These books are available on Amazon. I hope you will read them and pass them on to others!  This White House (Book One), Going Sane (Book Two) and A Spectacular Dawn (Book Three)