The Flexibility Principle

To paraphrase a favorite quote: “I am a person of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.” (Everett Dirksen) Not only does such a quote point to the wisdom of paradox, it also highlights what may be considered a universal principle for health and well-being. We find countless examples of the significance of flexibility in nature, biology, science, spirituality, literature, philosophy, and psychology. As an exercise in creative thought, the Flexibility Principle holds that thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions maintain a balanced and positive vibration in so far as the individual, partnership, or organization is able to easily be modified without breaking AND maintain an open willingness to change or compromise under all circumstances. Hence, thoughts, feelings, beliefs or actions should not be considered good or bad in-and-of themselves, but only in reference to their flexibility (i.e., ability to maintain balanced and positive vibrations). That’s it. That’s the blog for today. Hope it was enjoyable!

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Published by Dr. Rick Barnett

Licensed Clinical Psychologist-Doctorate, Addiction/Recovery Specialist, among other things...

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