I love this commitment. That we can be changed by what occurs to us, and we can determine not to be reduced by anything.
There is a Chapter in the Tao Te Ching;
Hold onto your own nature
A strong wind doesn’t not blow all day
The wind and rain are from Heaven and Earth
And these do not last long
How much less so the efforts of man”
That describes the transience of everything, especially the actions of humans. If you’re going through something tumultuous right now with other people, can you anchor in the knowledge that you can shift, change, evolve, but never ever will you be reduced?
Sent with love,