Gentle on my mind. The phrase is stuck inside my head these days. The phrase comes from an old song. I was thinking about a friend on Friday and that phrase came to mind. There is a calmness now when I think of him. There is a sense of peace and rightness that makes him gentle on my mind. I can tell you it has not always been this way, there has usually some distress, some anxiety, some unsettled energy around him. But something shifted last week, and for now, he is gentle on my mind. And it feels good, and feels right.
I have no illusions that it will last forever. Life does not work that way. But for today I am enjoying the freedom from my monkey mind. I want to expand that, I want life itself to just be “gentle on my mind”. Can I do with others, can I do that with situations? What a beautiful phrase, a wonderful gift to give myself. Did we lose that somewhere, the gentleness, the slower pace, the kindness? Life became harsher, society is dog eat dog, climb to the top, road rage.
I just want to slow the fuck down. I want more than just this one man to be gentle on my mind. I want it simple, I want it honest, I want it real. Take off the masks, quit playing the games. I know it starts with me. And it has already begun. I strive to be honest and real. I don’t have time for the games. I will tell you the truth, even if my voice shakes. But I absolutely get caught up into the chaos of the world. I am learning to step back. Last week I took time for myself. I ended up spending hours in solitude and it was the best thing for me. At the end of a crazy week where I struggled for peace, I found that spot where someone could be “gentle on my mind.”
May someone somewhere be Gentle on Your Mind………….