Flexible Fluid Yeilding

There is an old parable that the young reed bends in the winds, the old or hard reed breaks under pressure. This life lesson is a reminder that inflexibility is detrimental to our health, mental and physical. Consider the opposite; rigid, hard, tense, tight, frozen. Of course there are areas where we should not give in, places we should not go, again, the paradox of life. The problem comes as usual with excessive attachment, aversion, or indifference. Too often we believe our ideas, opinions, and views are the ultimate truth and get a bit self righteous when they are really just ideas, opinions, and views relative to our own perspective. This kind of of mindset is like a guest bed, always made up and rarely gets used! Better to have an open mind and heart and try to see things from other peoples shoes.