Changes (in life) are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one’s own unnecessary vegetation.
by Gail Sheehy
I am reading a daily meditation book and a few of the writings are resonating with me. There was one on change and the sentence that struck me was “Rigid isn’t stable, it’s just brittle.”
I thought about how some people are rigid. They fight change at all cost and the only question they ask is why do things have to change. There is nothing wrong the way it is now.
I picture trees bending in the wind. The more swaying and bending they do the less chance they have of being damaged. We should be swaying and bending also. Not rigid and brittle. We should be open to listening, looking and asking questions. Change can be hard, but if it is coming down the tubes regardless, we should be bending with it not being rigid and brittle.
Rigid and brittle will lead to breaking. The majority of us have seen it. People who are not willing to change and are left behind. They are negative and often see the world through victim mentality.
So to relaxing, swaying and bending. We are not rigid and we will not be brittle. We will see the world through new eyes. Be open to new experiences, always learning and moving forward. Brittle breaks. Rigid does not bend. We will be neither of these things.
As the quote at the beginning of the post states. We will not be accomplices to our own vegetation. No way – we are pushing boundaries and growing. No vegetation here.
You can always start now!