“The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” Japanese Proverb
This principle in nature is symbolic of how with flexible thinking we feel our strength, have access to universal resources & assistance and life flows much more freely.
Flexible Thinking & Alignment
There is a correlation between the extent to which we are in alignment with who we really are and how flexible our thinking is. In greater alignment with our true self, the mind is naturally more flexible.
Being Flexible Doesn’t Mean Compromising On What Is Important To You
In fact the opposite is true, with flexible thinking we can stay focused on our dreams and wishes but do our best to think differently about things in current lives to feel as good as we can and it is in this state of happiness that what is really wanted can manifest.
In addition, when we are flexible in our thinking we stay more true to ourselves as who we really are is in a state of love and appreciation and with this increased flexibility of thinking we have the ability to feel this more of the time.
Benefits Of Flexible Thinking
There are many benefits of being flexible in our thinking with perhaps the primary one being that we are able to keep ourselves in a state of feeling good irrespective of conditions.
Also, with increased flexibility of the mind we are able to more easily find solutions, have greater access to ideas and to see new ways of doing things.
Finally, when we can think differently about things, as the observer impacts what is being observed, what we are thinking about can then transform.
How To Be Flexible In Our Thinking
“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” Thich Nhat Hanh
To be flexible in our thinking depends upon awareness which can also be referred to as focus. With the mind being at its most flexible when we are feeling good, any techniques that help us to align or feel better will increase the flexibility of our mind.
Practising appreciation is one such technique as it assists in coming into this state of increased wellbeing, in which the mind is naturally flexible.
It can also be helpful to remind yourself about any times that you have previously changed your thinking.
One aspect of a flexible mind is the ability to be able to determine what you think about irrespective of the present circumstances and conditions and this requires a certain strength of focus. As meditation cultivates focus it is very helpful in developing a flexible mind.
If we are experiencing something that we think we can’t change our thinking about, simply doing our best to allow it to be will begin to loosen its impact and create space for transformation. Meditation can enhance our ability to just “sit with” and “experience” whatever is happening.
Like with the bamboo analogy, having deep roots gives stability and makes it easier to be flexible. These deep roots can be developed through a regular practice of the Law of Attraction techniques, giving us a stable place that we can always return to.