Gentle With This Life


Each day carries the potential

To bring the experience of heaven;

Have the courage to expect good from it.


Be gentle with this life,

And use the light of life

To live fully in your time.


We all experience people who seem to fight with each day. They fight with the weather, they argue with their colleagues, breakfast is always served wrong and their computer is talking back to him/her. That’s just how it starts and it only gets worse. Nothing is ever good enough, the stock market can’t go high enough, their clothes are too tight or too loose, and God forbid you ask them how they are feeling. They are not fun to be around, and if on that rare occasion we may fall into that category we are not even fun to be with ourselves.


I think that is why the words be “gentle with this life” have so much appeal and meaning to me. Others that strike home are “bring the experience of heaven,” “experience good from it,” and “live fully in your time.” They express an attitude toward life and to each and every day. The author is telling us that each day brings to each and every one of us the potential to bring and experience a little bit of heaven here on earth. That every day is indeed our day, and it is up to us to “live fully.”


As you begin this morning and end your meditation ask yourself do I want to fight against the day or be gentle with the day. I hope you opt for the one that allows you to “live fully in your time.”



Editor’s Note: Today we post our 1100th mediation to The Hubbell Pew. It is your contributions and support that have made it happen. Thank You. Want some fun? Scroll back and find one that you haven’t read or enjoyed a great deal. Again, thank you!

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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