Men are born soft and supple;
dead, they are stiff and hard.
Plants are born tender and pliant;
dead, they are 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.
Tao Te Ching v76
I am open and flexible in every situation.
When I watch trees swaying in the breeze, I am reminded of the importance of being flexible. If it were not for flexibility, the trees would break at the first gust of wind.
I, too, must be flexible—in my expectations, my attitudes, and my view of the world. By being flexible, I open myself to new ideas and opportunities. I do not resist growth, progress, or change. Instead, when challenging situations arise, I bend with the winds of change and I am flexible.
As I gain a new appreciation of the world around me and everyone in it, I thrive and grow. With flexibility, I sway in the breezes of life.
You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be. Deuteronomy 15:8
Conflict must be resolved. It cannot be evaded, set aside, denied, disguised, seen somewhere else, called by another name, or hidden by deceit of any kind, if it would be escaped. It must be seen exactly as it is, where it is thought to be, in the reality which has been given it, and with the purpose that the mind accorded it. For only then are its defenses lifted, and the truth can shine upon it as it disappears.
Father, forgiveness is the light You chose to shine away all conflict and all doubt, and light the way for our return to You. No light but this can end our evil dream. No light but this can save the world. For this alone will never fail in anything, being Your gift to Your beloved Son.
A Course In Miracles ~ 333
The Human And The Divine
Withhold judgment and criticism. The human way is to judge in haste the actions of others, but the divine way is to remain quiet and loving. You are divine as well as human and are here on earth, to learn to manifest divinity.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle