Tuesday, December 12, 2017

weekly theme :: ADAPTATION





Control, Surrender, and Change


The ability to change with an ever-changing world is an innate ability that we sometimes forget to cultivate. Flowing with the flow of the world is not always easy. To add a wrinkle, when do we hunker down and hold on? To go a step forward, when is the right time to surrender and retreat. Control, adaptation and surrender are all different approaches. Knowing the difference between what WE CAN change externally and what WE NEED to change internally can be vexing. When is force the answer? When is adaptation the answer? When is retreat the answer? Tales, legends and myths are lenses in which we can examine these moments in life when we must decide between adapting, retreating or holding to the center.

Most successful species have an uncanny knack for adaptation. The ability to merge with the occasional chaos of life and ride it out like a rogue wave is a skill that can be cultivated. But it requires practice and awareness. With many things in life, maybe we try to apply our will at first only to learn that an adaptive perspective may be needed. So we switch tactics. This happens often.

This week let’s explore real life situations where we can apply control, adaptation, or retreat and observe the results. Let’s show the clients everyday examples of adaptation, retreat and control. We can also pull from mythology many examples of this struggle between grasping (control) and letting go (surrender) and adaptation (change).

Call or stop by Zen Recovery Path. We will be inspired with Art Projects, Kung Fu Classes, Tai Chi, Music group and Movie with Meaning.


126 E. 16th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(800) 759-1930

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