Strength and Vulnerability August 10, 2015 – Posted in: Confidence, Personal Development – Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Strength and vulnerability are NOT mutually exclusive…

This morning I was eating breakfast in bed having a little morning quiet time in preparation for the day (the joys of more relaxed summer holiday mornings!).

As I drank my coffee I became fascinated by the tree outside my house as it was being blown about by the fairly high winds. And it struck me that this tree was both strong AND surrendered. It was still standing strong and tall as a tree but was also allowing the wind to reshape it as it swayed and shuddered back and forth. It was beautiful to watch life going about its business.

And it became a metaphor for me as I thought about my day. I am called by life to stand tall and strong in who I am. I am called by life to go forward in truth and love. But, when the winds come I am also called to bend and reshape and NOT RESIST. To accept that life is going about its business and my job is to be both strong and surrendered.

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