I know that at times I can be stubborn, less than “flexible.” But if I take a minute, breathe in and breathe out, then most often I will be more flexible. I also often ask myself the question “what difference will this make in a day, week, month, or year?” If it won't matter or won't matter much, it is easier to be more flexible.
Being in a wheelchair requires me to be more flexible. Since I depend on others for so many things, I have to consider their needs when I am asking for help with mine. I don't mind that and perhaps I have become more flexible because of it.
I am not suggesting that you get in a wheelchair and become dependent on others for your needs in order to become more flexible. What I am saying is that learning to consider the needs of others may help in becoming more flexible.
I don't know if one can learn to bend all the ways that I do. What I do know is that we can all do better at taking a breath, considering the needs of others and becoming more flexible.
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