Are you well-meaning but still clings tenaciously and rigidly to everyday trivialities?
Are you one of those that are responsive to the new way of thinking, let go of the old and the so-called learned habits? If not, you might be holding yourself back by putting obstacles in your path, that prevents you from achieving the smallest fraction of what in reality, you are capable of achieving.
Rigidity is holding on to pretty trifles and thus prevents swinging harmoniously in that which is great.
It is important to be flexible and open-minded, keeping only positivity in view. Be free in thoughts too, because thoughts are the mechanics with which one builds a life up. Do not create disturbance in harmony with your fellow travellers. What do I mean by this? This is because things will occasionally go wrong, reins will slip from your hands, and resistance will occur. Be free and flexible, by being open to reason. That is how you will be able to tackle the issue on hand.
Understanding Is Key To Being Flexible
I just want you to imagine a good horse rider, an equestrian. He must try to understand his particular horse if he wants to ride successfully.
An equestrian will never have to ill-treat his horse in order to master it if he knows how to handle animals.
Rigidity on his part will only bring stubbornness in its train or that kind of obedience which is liable to break down at any moment. He then sits on a powder barrel, instead of his horse carrying him with love and care.
Therefore rigidity is always wrong, simply because it is unnatural, and also in disharmony with the Primordial Laws of Creation which demands motion (mobility in thoughts and action). Any rigid clinging does not allow weighing the alternatives and also hinders striving forward in life.
In a penal system, authorities always know those who are able to reform. However, those that are not are the incorrigible ones, who cannot be helped or reformed or corrected in any way. They are usually repeated offenders. We have them all around. They do not want the change for the better, rather prefer to adhere to their destructive way of life.
‘’Flexibility, as displayed by water, is a sign of life. Rigidity is its opposite. It is a sign of death.’’ Anthony Lawlor
Modern management ethics also condemn ‘’WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE IT THAT WAY’’ which does not allow room for progress by way of change. Are you giving in for progress in your life? With whatever skill you have, add understanding, be critical but at the same time flexible and open to change. For any progress to occur, all resistance must be cast to where they belong, the obscurity of the past to give room for action and examination of the alternatives. That is the way forward. That is the way of progress.