For today’s meditation, we turn east to Lao-Tzu, who tells us…
A tree that is unbending is easily broken.
Most of us during these crazed Covid days are easily injured or even broken because we don’t bend the way we should.
For this week’s meditation, breathe in, hold for a few seconds, relax and breathe out and let go. Repeat several times until you feel your awareness shift into a more peaceful space.
Now, breathe in a tree whose branches are covered with ice. The limbs are bent so dramatically, it’s hard to believe the very tree itself doesn’t topple over to the earth.
But, instead, the limbs bend, they bend gracefully and painlessly and carry the weight of the ice until it melts in the afternoon sun.
The tree, unburdened of its limbs encrusted with heavy ice, once again stands tall and at peace.
Bent, unbent, never broken.
It’s that easy.
Just breathe in the bending, hold, relax and let go.