We must soften to another to build a meaningful relationship. Union of any sort takes softening. The wintery ground must soften to take in melting snow and summon life-force to the surface as Spring approaches. There is great power in softening so as to allow for union, integration, and cooperation. This meditation references Lao Tzu: “Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” Soften to the truth of that statement and feel the power. Enjoy!
Note: If you are new to The Practice of Living Awareness and would like to use these guided meditations as a formal training, you may want to look for the dropdown tab titled “FULL PRACTICE” on the blog’s menu bar under the tab “Practice of Living Awareness.” The entire last round of online meditations is there. These particular meditations are presented as an introductory training to the practice. Happy meditating.