Be firm but bendy

“Life is a balance of holding and letting go.” – Rumi. Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet. He knew of the things which while being relevant today, we forget or more accurately we refuse to follow.

I woke up this morning and got ready to make a long awaited trip back to the chiropractor. The pinched nerve in my left arm/shoulder has been screaming at me the past month. I parted the slats of the blinds in my room. looking outside it was still relatively dark. A slight rain had begun to fall. I glanced toward the driveway; two cars would need to be moved into the street in order to navigate the driveway. I felt my mood sour and my arm ache. Meditation has been difficult as a result of the pinched nerve. I went for a brief run and my head began to clear.

We all have rules, routines in our lives. It is this routine which gives us direction in our life. The ability to be mindful of these rules/routine spills over into every other area of our lives. when we allow this level of mindfulness we allow ourselves to notice the texture of our life, to experience and truly live life.

It is this level of mindfulness which allows inner balance and when we feel an imbalance, it becomes easier to correct that imbalance.

Many of us are taught to be “steady as a rock” and “rigid” in our thinking. While it is important to have a firm foundation it is also important to be flexible in our thinking. So be firm but bendy



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