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daily inspiration: how to be strong yet flexible

Posted on: March 9, 2011

When we walk in the world, we want to both be perceived as – and feel – strong. No one wants to feel vulnerable, and open to the whims and weathers of our daily environment. Yet, the bough that does not flex with the wind shall break. So:

  1. Trust. Know your core, what you love, and what you’re about. Define yourself through what is most important to you – not by what you don’t want.
  2. Have community that supports you – yet that will also gently remind you when you’re not on course.
  3. If something doesn’t go your way, view it as a gift that has yet to be revealed. Listen to its message, and heed it.
  4. Don’t feel the need to prove your strength to anyone. True strength is within – it need not be demonstrated.
  5. Adhere to your path – but also let yourself change course.

This is a big topic. So meditate on the above – whichever one calls to you, or perhaps that which feels most troublesome. Let it guide you.

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