This information is from Chet Day and it was in his newsletter . . . You should check him out. He has a lot of unusual information on it.
"For Saturday's meditation - Lao-Tzu - it's a GREAT way to start the weekend.
Read this then close your eyes and try to do the exercise.
A tree that is unbending is easily broken.
Most of us these days are easily injured or even broken b/c we don't bend the way we should.
This week, 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." From Chet Day
Let's be bendable people! I'm talking especially about myself here too. My daughter and I signed up to be an exhibitor at a big expo August 2-4. We have no idea at all what we are doing except that we know we love our product, we want to help others (and we think our product can do that), and help add to our income. So I feel in panic mode now and I'm going to remember to breathe and no matter how heavy my load is, remember I will not break. I am bendable. THIS WILL BE FUN! We'll get everything done and it will be a great learning experiecne.
PS Rhea - Bon Jovi Fan - Thanks for the comments.