Tuesday, 28 February 2012


It was another windy day recently and as I stood outside being buffeted around I wondered what it was that made all the noise.
I'm not a scientist ( pretty sure that statement won't leave you feeling faint with shock! ) but as the branches on the fir tree bent and flapped around and the bushes in the garden swayed frantically, I listened carefully to the sound of the wind rushing by.
Similarly when I'm cycling there is resistance as my body hits a head wind and makes me work much harder to go a distance that would be effortless if I put myself in a more aerodynamic position.
Often the "noise" (hassle) in life doesn't come from the object (person) we are faced with, but by the change in conditions around them......so just as the wind rushing over a smooth, flat piece of land wouldn't create much sound the same is true of someone who can become more "aerodynamic" or flexible to the ever changing dynamics of life.
We never really know what is happening in other peoples life, and the noise they make may just be as transient as a passing gale, so by staying flexible and grounded you need only baton down your hatches until the storm passes and you can appreciate the calm beauty that arrives soon after.
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean.


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