Misinterpreting Gentleness as a weakness

Last Update: March 13, 2016

Hey Friends

Thought I'd share a little something I've been reflecting on, actually it's not that little of a thing. It's mostly about how we can at times take certain things for granted,and without realizing it at the time, ends up being at our own detriment.

So what triggered what I'm about to share?

These thoughts have been lingering in my mind for quite a few days now, and began to churn away after reading a beautiful post, composed by a dear Friend right here @ WA. I don't need to name who this person is, as I'm sure that person will recognize my post and smile.

Getting to the core of my post

Some have an innate ability of Loving the world at large, down to even a dog they might come across while on a morning walk. They even genuinely partake in someone else's success, as if their own. These type of personalities don't live life "in the second person", and to them life is meant to be experienced head on, with few holds barred Often you'll find they're not alouf, quite to the contrary they're quite forthcoming, and eager to share.

You'll also find them to be a glass half full kind of person, who firmly believe that Life holds few problems, and are mostly challenges from which they can learn. These same people are quick to forgive, they understand, they've been there themselves a time or two. They're quick with encouragement and support, and seem to have the uncanny ability of sensing an emotion or feeling you're trying your best to hide.

If by chance they're in the wrong, they don't usually have difficulty admitting it, or saying I'm sorry, in fact they know they're the better for it.

Misinterpreting Love and Gentleness as a weakness.

Being involved with a person like this, in any aspect of life, is truly a gift. Although some may consider having the ability of hiding what one feels, or being standoffish a strength, personally I believe it to be quite the contrary.

So if you're Blessed to have the friendship of such a Loving person, don't take it for granted, and if by chance you've treated them unfairly, don't take their ability to forgive as a weakness, it's just that they understand, and not that you haven't hurt them.

That said, don't be a fool, and misinterpret them as being weak, quite the contrary, they're not a spineless jellyfish, in fact they can be likened much to a Dolphin in their ways. Once you've lost their favor, though for sure they'll forgive you, that "unconditional place" you found will be "unconditionally gone".

Take time today and reflect on all the special people in your life, find a way to show how you appreciate them. Don't worry, it's not a weakness, it's a strength. You might just be protecting the greatest asset you have.

That's all for now Folks

Later Gators :)

Joseph

Beirut

Hope you enjoyed, have a Blessed day!

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Amanda914 Premium
Hi Joseph, thank you for the beautiful and insightful post. Somehow, when I saw the subject line in my e-mail, I had a hunch it was one of yours. Have a wonderful week, Amanda
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Jozeph Premium
Interesting Amanda, I like that. It not only shows how intuitive you are, in another way, it tells me that I'm branding myself the way I've been wanting to.
Thanks for the encouragement, much appreciated
J*
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Amanda914 Premium
You're welcome, Joseph! Have a great week, Amanda
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Jozeph Premium
Thanks :)
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AriefWibowo Premium
I am still struggling with prejudice. I need to learn to avoid it.
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Jozeph Premium
Or ignore it, surrounding ourselves with like minded people.
Have a great week Arief, and thanks for chiming in
J*
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theresroth Premium
Thats something I've always had trouble with all my life, living with those wrong interpretations people will have of you.

On the one hand, you are told that feedback is important and should be taken seriously.

On the other hand, you are told to listen inwards and just be yourself.

Where is the balance???
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Jozeph Premium
where do you most feel accomplished, feel yourself "Alive".?
I have to leave for a it, but I promise I'll respond in full to your thoughts
Thank you Therese
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theresroth Premium
Thanks so much, Joseph!
I know I have an issue with the subject this post deals with, what is deemed strong and weak in this world.
I also know I should be listening more to myself and people like you and the lovely person we both know.
Sometimes we get sidetracked by the standards of society, although they are everything else than perfect.......
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Jozeph Premium
Being genuine to our "Self" I believe is so important, and that includes listening to our own inner voice :)
Blessings
J*
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theresroth Premium
Thank you Joseph! Have a great week!
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riowithme Premium
Hey Jozeph. Thanks for this post. It's a fresh breeze to my WA experience. So far, all the blogs have been about people (including my own's) journey in WA and no one (so far as I know) took the time to use the blog to pen such a beautiful post. Thank for the very thoughtful and open post.

Eddy
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Jozeph Premium
My pleasure Eddy, wishing you a great week :)
J*
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RaeAnnePond Premium
I love this! Thank you! And you are so right, acknowledging the special people in our lives is definitely NOT a weakness. It takes strength to put ourselves out there like that. It's always a great learning experience if we choose to look at things that way. It's like I try to find the "silver lining" in every experience, especially the bad ones. Because if you can turn a negative into a positive then 3/4 of the battle is over with. In my mind anyhow. It's all in how you look at each and every event.

Rae Anne
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Jozeph Premium
Very true Rae Anne, we definitely have a choice in how we handle what's thrown our way. We do have the choice.
Thanks, and have a wonderful week.
J*
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