Monday, April 23, 2007

a metaphor

You can't turn a natural backbender into a natural forward bender. Nor should you bother to try.

But you might be able to help the natural backbender to rejoice in her natural backbendiness and to learn to experience more joy and even possibly newfound freedom in her forward bends.



Tiff said...

So which one does that make you?

"YC" said...

Believe it or not, Tiff, this post has NOTHING to do with you at all.

It was something that CRON Architect wrote that made me think about our tendency to try to change ourselves. Buddhists like Pema Chodron believe that we suffer less when we accept who we are and don't try to change it. Then we evolve naturally.

Again, Tiff, even though you have a nice backbend, this post has nothing whatsoever to do with you at all.

Tiff said...

It's okay, sorry i took it all so personally.

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