"it's an ill wind that blows nobody good"
I've always prided myself on having loyalty and integrity. It seems lately, though, I've really had to reconsider exactly what loyalty means to me.
Being loyal to my family, my friends and my place of employment are codes of conduct I've embraced all my life. Lately it has been dawning on my that perhaps I've been leaving out a very important part of the equation: Loyalty to myself, my own inner promptings.
As I've been mulling over a situation in my life of late I have really made me aware of the contradictions in my belief system. I was being challenged whether I was going to go with the conditioning of the tribe or the urgings of my heart - loyalty to the tribe or try something different.
Quite appropriately we've had a huge windstorm here a couple of days ago and it seemed my inner turmoil was matched only by the outer turmoil, and when the wind finally settled the answer came, as it usually does, from the World, through my Lens.
|Palm Springs Library taking a hit.|
There was my answer. I can stand strong and rigid in the face of adversity, like I've always done, and risk getting face planted like those trees, or try something different. How about I stay grounded and be flexible to the breezes of life just like those palms?
ABC Wednesday - 'B' is for Blow, Breeze, Beautiful