It’s all about bending but not breaking.
You can’t bend if you’re stiff.
Look at the trees in the wind. 🌳
Look at the waves coming into shore. The reed bending in the breeze. The stiff are brittle. They snap much more easily. The rubber band stretches and then comes back to its own natural shape. The snow falls where it falls. The rain don’t complain. The tall buildings that sway ever so slightly remain standing. After an earthquake the stiff buildings tumble down to the ground. It’s not so hard. It’s give and take. Sometimes you give and sometimes you take. Sometimes you bend so far and that’s all you can do. It’s about bending and not breaking.