I WANT TO
BE A SOFT PERSON
by Jeannie Lovell ©July 2007
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have decided that I want only soft people in my life. Soft
people are those who are: well… “SOFT”
Soft people are loving, kind, empathetic, caring, understanding,
giving and a little spiritual. Soft people see their own
inner beauty and they help those around them see their inner
beauty. The people they are around leave feeling good about
themselves. I remember a quote that I once read that to
me was very profound, of which I will always remember because
it is so true. “People
do not remember what you did for them, but they remember
how you made them feel.”
Have you ever said, “Well,
I don’t like so and so?” It is
not so much that we dislike so and so..., but it is a matter
of how we feel about ourselves when we are around those
who we feel we do not like. We always enjoy being around
people where we feel comfortable and good about ourselves.
We like those people and we like being around them, looking
forward to spending more time with them. If we feel negative
in anyway about ourselves when we are around certain people;
in actuality we are feeling dislike towards ourselves. We
are uncomfortable and then we think or say... “I
don't like so and so.”
Of course this is not always true and not
the only criteria to becoming a soft person, but for the
most part I believe people become soft when they have had
difficult times, been hurt and had to pick them selves up
by the boot straps... hanging in there and never giving
up. After much self reflection they eventually learn to
love and respect their self in a healthy way. They begin
to see the beauty of who they are reflecting it back to
everyone they meet. Others feel this wonderful soft energy
and want more of it.
I also believe there are special souls in
this world who are born knowing their inner beauty and never
lose site of it. These people are the angels in our lives.
For the most part though, unless you know
first hand what difficult times are or felt pain, it is
much more difficult to have empathy for those who have.
Sadly, there are some people who never become soft. They
do not go through experiences that allow them to see what
hurt and difficult times are like. They can become hard,
opinionated and have no empathy towards others. There are
also those who have been hurt and had to face difficult
times in their life, but they become bitter and angry; they
become hardened never knowing the joy of their inner beauty
much less the inner beauty of others. They have closed the
door on their own inner beauty, never feeling the joy of
loving who they are or realizing their own perfection or
the perfection of those around them.
Everyone can become a soft person if they
want to be. The most difficult part of becoming a soft person
is first finding your own inner beauty and joyfully loving
yourself. Next is seeing the inner beauty of all those around
you and joyfully loving and sharing your positive energy.
When you do, you will radiate softness, drawing other soft
people to you. For the most part hard people will avoid
you. The positive energy that surrounds you makes them feel
uncomfortable. But there are hard people who will feel the
warmth of your positive energy and want more of it. They
will have an innate knowing and a strong desire to become
soft. On the occasions when you are around hard people,
you will find that they have no negative effect on you.
This is because you are wonderfully soft... incased in your
own armor of love and beauty. You are centered and nothing
can take you off center, not even the negative energy of
I want to be a soft person and I want to have
soft people all around me.
This is where my thoughts took me today.