My Fighting Mantra

 
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Last night during a difficult conversation I felt my heart closing up.

I heard these words reverberate through my mind:

“Put down your sword, pick up a flower.”

I had read them on an Alena Hennessy painting.

I repeated this phrase like a mantra as I visualized it strongly.  I put down the sword of being "right" and I picked up the flower. 

I felt myself soften.

The flower kept me tethered to my heart, even when the sword of my mind wanted to interject with fear and arrogance. 

What a gift beauty is, teaching us without words how to soften, how to love.

Drop a heart or a flower in the comments here if you too believe that #beautyheals.

Love,

Mary

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