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What moves or touches you most deeply?

  1. Emanate Presence profile image77
    Emanate Presenceposted 5 years ago

    What moves or touches you most deeply?

  2. cam8510 profile image95
    cam8510posted 5 years ago

    What moves me most deeply is observing someone give their full heart to something they love.  My son and I were watching some youtube videos last night.  One young woman, actually just a girl, was riding in competition.  Her father had passed away just 24 days prior.  She road her horse without a bridle or saddle.  The horse performed flawlessly and so did she.  To end her performance, she stood on her horses back and raised her arms to encourage the spectators to cheer more loudly, and they did.  I won't say I had tears streaming down my face, but I had to make sure my adult son didn't see his old man's eyes watering just a bit.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image77
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very touching. Thanks for sharing.

  3. nisargmehta profile image82
    nisargmehtaposted 5 years ago

    Seeing a Human helping other or hurting other. Helping part's good but the other one makes me think, have we really evolved?

    1. Emanate Presence profile image77
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True.

  4. ananceleste profile image65
    anancelesteposted 5 years ago

    When estranged families come together. When strangers become heroes. When someone learns to forgive. When someone overcomes obstacles. When language and nationality  means nothing when two people find a common ground,love. Maybe I just celebrate when people break walls of indifference in order to love another.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image77
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Marvelous answer.

  5. moneyfairy profile image73
    moneyfairyposted 5 years ago

    Someone who totally believes in who they are and truly live their lives to the fullest without worry of judgement from others.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image77
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent.

  6. jaydene profile image69
    jaydeneposted 5 years ago

    families healing riffs, forgiveness.  Having the courage to take risks, and succeed.
      any act of selfless love towards another

    1. Emanate Presence profile image77
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I feel the same.

  7. Emanate Presence profile image77
    Emanate Presenceposted 5 years ago

    It has been a surprise at times to be moved to weeping during a movie or lately while watching reruns of The Waltons, a tv series from the 70s. A recent episode told the story of a Jewish family who came to America just before war broke out, after being persecuted in Germany. I wept during the telling of the hatred of their fellow man towards them. And again with the Waltons showing forgiveness, compassion and understanding when their first attempts to befriend the German family were misinterpreted and rejected. I was touched by Granny saying that the Jewish faith was not so different from the Baptists, and the Waltons gathering for the Bar Mitzvah of the boy who turned thirteen.

    I was moved by a YouTube video of a young man who went through his extreme nervousness and fears to sing 'The Rose' in an outstanding performance to a large audience. And to re-read the account of a man who passed the life rope to his fellow passengers when their plane when down in the icy Potomoc and then drowned - a story re-told in one of my hubs.

    Even animated movies have touched me when characters show wisdom or courage. So it seems there is a certain quality, a human factor as others have answered, being moved by suffering imposed by cruelty or ignorance -- and by the nobility of the human spirit to rise above personal limitations or circumstances.

    1. cam8510 profile image95
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is good to know that in a world that has a good deal of cynicism, we are still able to be moved at such a deep level by all of these stories.

  8. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 5 years ago

    Okay, sharing first. This author, being 'me' as 'I' am moved to answer the question being two parts and not one.


    What moves 'you' most deeply? Her with or without 'me.'


    What touches 'you' most deeply? Metaphorically and a product of 'now . . .'


    Siting pondering, wondering, asking of self I seek of gnosis,
    Discomfort, uncertainty, silence answers with out gnosis.


    Sensing a thought, a gentle breeze is felt, its coolness answers,
    Lost is found, direction offered, a choice becomes toward or away.


    The another offers alternative, why not, well lets just say,
    Allow that gentle breeze to speak, moving neither or nor, just stay.


    A fourth is asked, protocol of all things, maybe more like the Corps,
    Stillness is always before and after, of all things, and then Her poetry . . .

    1. Emanate Presence profile image77
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A gentle breeze of beauty. Poetically written, keen insights.

  9. profile image0
    Moeskyposted 5 years ago

    Firstly: I remember being very young, waiting by the window for my father to come home. I saw him walk towards the house and I waved enthusiastically - he didn't wave back. I thought there was something wrong. As he got closer he smiled to me, but I saw that he'd been weeping. I remember thinking that if something was so painful that it made my father weep then it must be real pain. I never asked him the cause of his sadness that day, but even now, knowing full well how we men bear our emotional pains so staunchly, when I see a man weep, I'm reminded of my father and of the immense pain that lies behind those tears.

    Secondly: I have one child, a son, now 20. He lives life to the full and he is everything I could have hoped to be myself as a young man. He is a wonder to me and I feel immense gratitude that he's part of my life, my flesh and blood - my pride never ceases and he moves me deeply by just being himself.

    Thirdly: If ever I feel a little down, or frustrated or lost or worried, I go stand on my balcony and gaze up at the night sky. That immensity of time and space and wonder is so overpowering it never fails to put things in perspective for me. The stars are there every night for free and they speak directly to my heart, my mind and my soul.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image77
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What a gift. No words. Thank you.

  10. Beata Stasak profile image82
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    The human touch of kindness, selfless help and generosity
    the sadness the human cause to each other
    the cry of desperation and never drying tears..

    The touch of wind, the salty taste of wave
    the view from the top of the world
    a beautiful tree or sunset near the ocean
    the natural beauty all around me
    and the desolation we often bring
    to this place
    in the name of the progress
    to fullfil our greed.....

    1. Emanate Presence profile image77
      Emanate Presenceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have to say honestly that your words move me. For my personal taste, I would not end it on the word greed, but leave it on a high note of another way, another choice. That of course is my personal philosophy. I appreciate your sensitivity.

 
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