Bending One Branch at a Time

“The most rigid structures, the most impervious to change, will collapse first”.  ECKHART TOLLE, A New Earth

When I think about change, I think about a tree that, despite being rooted in the ground, has the ability to sway and bend its branches in all directions. The greater the winds and storms, the stronger those branches become.  So can all of us, if we make room for a little flexibility in our minds. 

I thought I’d end this week with a few questions for us to think about. 

  • What change(s) could you make that could potentially bring more excitement, growth, and opportunity into your life?
  • What is the last major change you made in your life?  Was it a scary?  Looking back on that change, has it been beneficial?
  • How have you handled unexpected changes in your life?  How did those experiences shape you? 

Have a great weekend!


2 thoughts on “Bending One Branch at a Time

  1. I relate so well to parallels from nature, such as your bending tree. It is so true that mental flexibility is crucial to the success of both individuals and our universe. I wrote a paper on the benefits of lateral thinking, coined by Edward de Bono, and the tremendous influence it can have on problem-solving and decision-making. Thanks for the great image! Linda

    • Linda, thank you for your feedback. Isn’t it amazing how many parallels exist within our own lives and that of nature? Please send us a link to your article! It sounds like a fantastic topic. -deepali

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