Adapting can be defined as the ability to adjust to new conditions. Change can either shut us down with fear or open us up with wonder. When we are adaptable, we can override our initial resistance to the challenge by pausing, grounding, and breathing to regroup. This allows the brain time to explore possibilities we did not see at first, and allows us to come from a place of empowerment. Bamboo is so strong it is used as scaffolding for building construction, yet so pliable it can bend without breaking. Adaptability requires both strength and softness.
In mindful presence,
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent.
It is the one that is most adaptable.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.