Dance with the wind.

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Oh how profound the lessons we find within a tree,
As gales begin to blow, and surf is raised at sea.
Were their boughs to steadfast stand, unyielding to the end,
They’d all soon break asunder. Instead, they gently bend.
For dancing in the breezes and blowing in the storm,
They may lose leaves or branches, but nothing more’s the norm.
Let’s follow their example, with roots held strong and firm,
In all life’s gales and blusters, the flexible let’s learn.
When life blows up a hurricane, let’s bend before the gale,
And dance, enjoy the toss around, as on the wind we sail.

Tacking into the wind.

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Like sailing, often in life we must tack into the wind, zig zagging back and forth to catch and harness the prevailing gusts. Thus it’s seldom a matter of being able to coast directly to your goal. Rather it often seems you’re heading in quite another direction yet with each zig and zag you grow closer.

We do not control the fluctuating wind or currents in our lives, nor can we quell its storms but much can be accomplished by skilful handling of sails and rudder.