if i told you…

March 13, 2013

maat free hands quote

If I told you all the things that have happened in the last 2 weeks, you would shake your head, smile, have a furrowed brow, be angry, be proud, be sad, hold hope,  and then maybe you would sigh. …because these are all the things that life is made up of.

To be honest, this is usually how my life goes, it isn’t really so peaceful in the way I sometimes wish it would be and yet a peace still resides at the bottom- in between the laughing, cursing and crying, of course.

…because our humanity brings us together…even the crappy parts of us and hopefully the tender parts where we need each other to live and be okay…the moments we lean in and the places we stand up tall because someone else shared their power and support.

Today there isn’t really a huge triumph or epiphany, it’s more of a survival or gut through sort of day…and on those days I read this quote from my friend Maat– even if it doesn’t stick, it’s the truth and the law I want to live.

It is our responsibility to deal gently with one another.

Goodness is the rule.

Kindness is the standard.

Humility and love are the guiding principles for every interaction.

I want to live by this law.

-Maat Free

7 Responses to “if i told you…”

  1. Julie Says:

    I have had the same kind of time these past two weeks…going on 3. Like you, no need to go into details but also like you my life/experiences these past two weeks have had me up and down and all around. This entry came at the exact right time and the quote…PERFECT

  2. Reblogged this on scarlettdalila and commented:
    And so it is.

  3. Maria Says:

    Life’s ups and downs, overwhelming and scary. My experience is the ups are that much sweeter and greatly welcomed after the downs. Thank you for sharing. Sending you hugs of comfort that your ups are real near by!

  4. Brenda Says:

    Thank you P!!!
    Kindness IS the standard…
    “deal gently with one another…”
    Oh wow…gonna need to revisit that one a lot.
    Love to you!

  5. YES, Patience. You know that GENTLENESS is one of my dearest qualities that I try to live with, instill in our children…I do believe that gentleness is waaaay more powerful than…well, i can’t think of its opposite right now! My husband has so taught me the power of gentleness. love to you, lisa

  6. Jen Bailey Says:

    I think both you & your friend Maat are very wise. I’m so glad to know you.

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