“A slow and steady stream of water will, in time, erode the hardest rock.” David Campbell
Moisture will eventually cause the hardness of a rock to dissipate. That is also true for the combination of hardness and moisture of our inward being. The moistness within our soft qualities will cause the hard places within to disappear. Where do we find the moisture to soften our inner being? The divinity within us is the source of that moisture which generates the soft qualities and makes the hardness melt.
The soft moist qualities in us include kindness, love, goodwill, meekness, gentleness, peace, joy, goodness, love, patience, self-control, and perseverance. In the presence of these qualities, there is no hardness within us. Those soft qualities are the steady stream of water that will, in time, erode the hardest rock of our inward being.
A steady stream of water will, in time, erode the hardest rock of our inner being for softening us to make us healthy. Our emotional and mental health depends on a continuous stream of moisture from the divine presence in us. However, hardness in our thoughts and emotions will cause the creation of personalities who devise bad intentions to others in the society. Their mind is full of cruelty, hatred, and evil motives. In essence, they are mentally ill with emotional issues. With a steady supply of moisture from the soft qualities, the mind feels at peace, and the emotions feel love and goodness.
A slow and steady stream of water will, in time, erode the hardest rock of our inner being to soften us with peace and comfort. We may feel insecure within ourselves like a rock under the weight of a hammer. That happens because influences in the environment leave you out to dry in the hot and burning sun. You are exposed to uncomfortable and threatening situations. However, when there is an atmosphere of gentleness, meekness, and peace our inner being will melt into a place of comfort, love, and tranquility. A steady supply of those qualities will make us feel safe and secure.
A steady stream of those qualities will, in time, erode the hardest rock of our inner being to soften us to accept one another. Hardness in our relationship to others causes us to refuse the acceptance of others with love and peace. We come across as hateful or quarrelsome. That hardness isolates individuals, is intolerant, and unwelcome in those who seek the inner divinity. However, when we open ourselves to the divine presence in us the moisture of love, tolerance, peace, and acceptance lives.
A steady stream of water will, in time, erode the hardest rock of our inward being for softening us to esteem one another. The hardness in us shuts out the value we feel for ourselves and others. That hardness causes us to feel no esteem within us and derive no value for others, which leads to tragic outcomes. Being hard inwardly made it difficult to feel loved, which creates hostile behaviors to self, and to others. Only when we feel a steady stream of love, kindness, and goodwill can we open our egos to receive esteem from one another. That brings honor, respect, and esteem to our social areas.
A steady stream of water will, in time, erode the hardest rock of our inner being to soften our self-expression. When our self-expression becomes hardened that is a sad, faithless communication full of evilness. A person with a hard way of expressing self does not have kind or loving words to edify others with. Words and behaviors that are full of love, peace, and perseveres with faith are steady streams of moisture.
Some people want to deny the moisture from streaming into our inner being. They want to harden our soul so that the goodness of that inward divinity no longer exists. They want to harden our feelings of peace to make us feel anger instead. They want to harden our joy to fill us with sadness and depression. They respond to the moisture in us like throwing a bag of cement powder into water. However, acceptance of a moist, soft quality is the only path to love, peace, faith, and self-control.
The divinity of our inner being is the source that generates the moisture within us. The moist quality of that divinity is the softness in us, such as kindness, goodwill, gentleness, meekness, joy, goodness, self-control, and patience. A steady stream of those qualities will soften the hardest soul. A continuous stream of water will, in time, erode the hard rock.