'Therefore the stiff and unbending is the disciple of death.
The gentle and yielding is the disciple of life.'
ONE thing is certain – nothing ever stays the same! Everything is in constant movement... in flux... and transformation...
When we try to hold on to the 'status quo', to what we know and are used to – when we try to keep everything the way it is right now – we will try to stop the natural the flow of things... This will lead to exhaustion and disappointment, because there is nothing we can do about all things changing... everything is in constant motion...
The reason we engage in this rigid behavior is 'Fear'. We fear the unknown... fear changes - even if they are good changes...
We need to remember that rigidity will make us hard and aching. The need to hold on to the known... forcing ourselves to stay where we are... no matter what may come up.
Go with the flow – accept the changes... even... bend in the wind... let the wind move you...
Expect, welcome and enjoy changes!
Life's an adventure… remember?
When we were children... everything was new... We were in awe of the new - the freshness of it all was uplifting and exiting. With time we learned to be careful... not to get hurt, not to take chances.
We prefer stability. No surprises. Comfort and the predictable.
When we see signs of changes... we worry. There is no way of stopping change... it is an illusion to think we have the power to stop change... so, we might as well accept it and be flexible... and enjoy our journey.
The constant factor in life, is change - and paradoxically it is the one factor most of us refuse to accept.
Be Flexible... Rigidness leads to anxiety.
Most anxiety originates from resistance to change.
When we refuse to accept changes in our life we stagnate and slowly decline into a hopeless clump of matter!
I’d like to give you a quote from Lao-Tzu in his classic book, Tao Te Ching dating back 2500 years ago:
“Men are born soft and supple; dead, they’re stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and plaint; dead, they’re brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.”
Flexibility Affirms Life...
In order to accept changes and make changes, we need to be flexible in mind and body.
Flexibility affirms life, while stiffness accompanies death.
We need to allow our mind to accept new ideas, look at life with an open mind and stop being obstinate about our grooved ways.
The Universe we live in is a field of endless possibilities...
Be a seeker and allow change to become a permanent part of your life and you’ll see how events will open up in your favor.