Picking your Battles
Actually, is there any point in battling at all?
Water is poured on a fire, to put it out.
So, then when you are in face of a verbal storm, then what is the ‘water’ you can use to put out the storm?
Like a tree in a storm, it bends, it bares its fruit, and it is flexible but grounded in its roots.
So, then I should be grounded in my roots, I should know that the Divine is with me, that I am strong, I am resilient, I have fruit to bare, I have to be that cold water of wisdom, I am calm, I am strong. I do not need to feed the fire.
I need to remain quiet and firm in my self-respect knowing that spring follows winter, day follows night, and no storm last forever.
That words are words, they only become knives when I take them to my heart. Wisdom is being the water and the tree in all situations.
Wisdom and picking your battles is known as the silent response. For in Silence and tolerance I keep my peace and I stay true to my self – A peaceful soul. I don’t have to accept the pain the storm gives, I have to flex and bend in the wind, I have to stay rooted in self-respect, I have to wait for the storm to pass.
I have to be, just be, just watch, and just stay peaceful. I am not a dustbin to take the trash of the storm.
So I ask again, is there any point in battling at all? What does your intuition/wisdom say to you?
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