|releasing, relaxing, letting go|
Definition of tender
- a tender lover
- tender regard
- a tender conscience
- tender feet
- the bruise was still tender
- tender pride
- a tender situation
- children of tender age
- tender perennials
- tender breeding; tender irony
- never before heard the piano sound so tender
- —Elva S. Daniels
Undergoing the saga of my broken foot and attendant six weeks of incarceration and minimized movement afforded me endless pockets of reflection and contemplation.
With the physical suspension and hampering of my body's habitual actions, my physical corpus adjusted and turned sensate. Action turned toward feeling, the lack of outward movement delving into inner sensation more.
As a holistic and natural healer I have trained to attune myself to my surroundings and align myself with internal and external aspects.
I admit that although I can say I have developed this awareness with greater clarity and more consistency, I am not always free from their effect and am all too often affected by them.
I am an emotional being and revel in that.
The difference this time is though I remain passionate and committed in this approach and outlook, it had become obviously tangible that the fierceness and ferocity need to give way to tenderness and surrender.
I embrace its unfolding and rejoice in its development. Alleluia!