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[Notes From Bali No. 4]: Bend Like Bamboo – Sabrina Smelko
During my time in Bali, I was introduced to the Japanese proverb: “The Bamboo that bends is stronger than the Oak that resists.” While it may seem counterintuitive, rigidity offers the perfect environment for fracture. Whereas adaptability accommodates life’s ebbs and flows. Stiffening and avoiding hardship isn’t a show of strength. Just as admitting that life …