I am endlessly glad to be able to be quiet myself in such a morning. As the day goes on, I will lose that feeling - looking ahead to long hours with much to do, I know I will become scratchy at my edges and tough at my heart. I wish not, so much. But the thing you might not realise about many grumpy people is that they could very well be sensitive and quiet spirits who can not cope with all the clamour of the world.
To support myself in staying soft-hearted and gentle, I do small things - wrap myself in a pashmina (because shawls are no longer approved of), wear rose-scented talcum powder, wear clothes that are soft and warming. The lace trim of a petticoat, unseen but drifting across the skin, can bring such comfort. Carrying a lovely book can also help - not to read, necessarily, but just to hold so the memory of its poetry or beautiful words can flow through my field of energy. Sometimes listening to peaceful music is good, but when senses are harassed by too much stimuli, music can perhaps make things worse.
Do you like to be gentle in the world, or are you a strong and striding woman, a fierce and wonderful woman? Either way, what tricks do you have to keep yourself authentic and inside yourself when amongst the frenetic world?
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