:: Food For Thought...
Consider the following qualities:
Confident - Humble
Courageous - Prudent
Tenacious - Gentle
Honest - Compassionate
Decisive - Flexible
Disciplined - Playful
Strong - Vulnerable
Deliberate - Spontaneous
Discerning - Intuitive
Outgoing - Introspective
Which quality do you value more in each pair? Is there any doubt that most of us tend to choose up sides between qualities, valuing one in preference to its opposite?
The less compelled we feel to defend who we are, the more energy we have to invest in becoming the best version of ourselves. Greatness demands both decisiveness and flexibility, courage and prudence, strength and vulnerability, action and introspection. The true measure of greatness is our capacity to navigate between our opposites with agility and grace — to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never to stop trying to get better.
Personally? I consider it a talent to be able to turn on a dime - when needed. Why does it have to be one way or the other? It's not "good or bad" "light vs.dark". Flig that. Embrace all sides
of yourself. It's a life skill. Besides the fact that I rather enjoy
having my cake and eating it too
Walkin' That Line. Mmh. - just like the Johnny Cash I Walk The Line *chomp*