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Letting Go Of Those Old Branches

click here for a free psychic reading at PsychicAccess.comAs winter arrives, it is always a time of reflection for me. Winter storms are so bittersweet. They are beautiful, but they also can be very destructive. In a winter storm last year, I have observed some of the strongest, oldest trees losing their branches. Those large branches were the first to snap. They looked so strong and have weathered so many storms, yet they could not withstand the wind.

As I analyzed the results of that winter storm, the realization came to me that the smaller, more supple branches had the ability to bend with the strong winds. The large, majestic branches, however, had become rigid over the years and broke easily in the powerful, icy wind.

The same principle could apply in our lives. How well we handle a challenging situation will depend on our ability to remain flexible and adapt. A very strong, experienced person may appear on the surface to be able to move mountains and handle most situations with ease. But if that same person is unwilling to listen, refuses to compromise with others and cannot remain open-minded, they will most likely be doing a lot of ‘snapping’ when facing adversity.

If we can ‘bend’ to at least agree to disagree with others, and keep a more flexible, adaptive attitude in difficult times, it makes life a lot easier to maintain harmony with the world. If tunnel vision is how we choose to see life, it is impossible to see that others may also be right sometimes, or have a better solution. When we become rigid, stiff, closed and inflexible, it becomes harder to see the bigger picture and to have a more peaceful approach to life.

When we are rigid and think our way is the only way, it is also hard to make and keep lasting relationships. In a group situation there are always people that see the opposite side any situation for a problem. Sometime these people may play devil’s advocate. They listen to each point of view to arrive at a compromise.

What is malleable is always superior to that which is immovable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaptation ~ Lao Tzu

Without a compromise, most of the time, you wind up with a stalemate. It is impossible to move forward when everyone is rigid and stuck in the thought that the old way is the only way. Just because that is the way we always did it for many years, does not mean it is still the best way!

When younger people join a group with fresh ideas, the older members sometimes see it as a threat. But new, younger, more flexible minds often have great new ideas. It usually takes a blending of young and older to compromise for the best change. Just like fresh grapes make fine aged wine! Yes, old dogs should learn new tricks. I never thought I would text on a smart phone as a main form of communication. Just saying.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. The best leaders are often people that have learned to bend, adapt and listen to all sides of the story. That is what good leader is made of. In my opinion the ticket is also knowing when you have done your best work, and it’s time to step down. Welcome fresh ideas and new people that may not think like you, and compromise. Step down before you become rigid and stale. Like the beautiful, majestic trees outside my house, know when it’s time to let go of some of those heavy, old branches.


About The Author: Elizabeth

Elizabeth's talents go back several generations. She found her own gifts and embraced them at an early age, recognizing the difference between herself and most others around her. She's since honed and mastered many metaphysical practices, providing hypnotherapy, Psychic Mediumship, Mysticism, and Hypno-Reiki to her clients in Maine, and in areas around the US and in Canada, where she travels. A lover of pets, they are her greatest teachers and these unconditionally loving creatures often chime in on a reading in addition to the Angels, Guides and loved ones who provide resolution and answers for each of her clients. Elizabeth is also an author with much spiritual wisdom to impart and is currently working on a book. If you'd like to be a recipient of her unique Psychic Wisdom, find peace and receive answers that will also benefit your highest good, you can reach Elizabeth at Psychic Access.

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