On being supple

I found this in a free email from Philip Pawson – Alexander Technique teacher. I find it very compelling.

It doesn’t matter how skilful you are. Bend a bent piece of wire to straighten it and you’ve got an extra kink in your piece of wire.

If you bend a young tree over, it gives. It bends supply and pliably. It makes no attempt to keep straight.

But stop bending it and, suddenly, it’s straight again, swaying effortlessly in the breeze.

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