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Tune Into Your Heart

--by AsianWoman, posted Sep 24, 2009

Tune Into Your Heart

It is not so much what you say as the manner in which you say it;
It is not so much the language you use as the tone in which you convey it.

"Come here." I sharply said, and the child cowered and wept.
"Come here." I said--He looked and smiled and straight to my lap he crept.

Words may be mild and fair but the tone may pierce like a dart;
Words may be soft as the summer air but the tone may break my heart;

For works come from the mind, grow by study and art--
But tone leaps from the inner self, revealing the state of the heart.

Whether you know it or not, whether you mean it or care,
Gentleness, kindness, love and hate, envy, anger, are there.

Then, would you quarrels avoid and peace and love rejoice?
Keep anger not only out of your works--keep it out of your voice.

--- Author Unknown

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Readers Comments

Melsinsight wrote: Helping yourself & others to tune into their hearts is one of the most important jobs in the cosmos x namaste
helpinghand wrote: A Very nice message. Thanks for the post.
flowergirl wrote: how lovely , i hate hearing people shouting at their children ,a quiet word achieves far more than a shout
sethi wrote: very true. Thanks for the post .
FairyBubbles wrote: Gentleness always wins over harshness. Thank you for sharing.

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