“Gentle face, loving words”
Sometimes when people are stressed out or upset, they react with a sour face or say something harsh that can’t be taken back. I think that this scroll teaches and reminds us to be mindful of our actions because of the impact they have. Something as little as a smile or simply asking how someone is doing can really make a difference in someone’s day. (Conversely, it can also make someone’s day poor.) So being mindful of our surroundings and those around us by providing a gentle face and loving words will lead to a much better world. Also, it is more healthy for one’s kokoro when it is filled with happy, positive thoughts and able to spread joy!
Tea students in the Urasenke Urbana-Champaign association