In previous chapters, I quoted revealed texts to illustrate the importance of being gentle; here we expand on the same theme by mentioning some examples. Imagine yourself driving a car on an extremely narrow road that is enclosed on either side by a wall. There is no way for a car to pass except with a great deal of care, gentleness, and caution. However, if a driver attempted … [Read more...] about Gentleness Helps You Achieve Your Goals.
A Japanese teacher said to his pupils, "To bow is to be like the willow, and to not return force is to be like the oak tree." And in a Hadith, the Prophet (Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him) said: "The believer is like the green plant; the wind blows it to the left and to the right." The wise person is like water, for water does not crash into a rock, trying to pass … [Read more...] about Gentleness Averts Confrontations.