“Men are born soft and supple; dead they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.” – Laozi
It occurred to me yesterday that you have a choice as to whether you are a disciple of life or a disciple of death at every step along the way. When you deliberately cultivate suppleness in heart, mind and body – the order is important! – you choose life. When you are unrepentant, stubborn or persistently tense, you choose death.
Of which shall you be a disciple today?