Friday, 15 May 2015
When the wind blows...
On a recent retreat, we went for a short contemplative walk around the wetlands, only about ten minutes. As we walked, there was a gentle breeze. I noticed that the grasses and reeds were moving a lot in the wind, whereas the trees were hardly moving at all.
So, do I bend with the wind, or resist it?
And there was a rustling noise coming from the grasses, too, but other plants were quiet.
So, do I make a lot of noise when the wind blows, or do I bear it in relative silence?
When the wind blows - whether it is bringing change, suffering, hardship - how do I react to it?