The example of a believer is that of a fresh tender plant; from whatever direction the wind comes, it bends with it, but when the wind quiets down, the plant becomes straight again. (Hadith)


Make a conscious effort to become aware of areas in your life where you are rigid and unbending. What makes you realize that you are stern in those places? In what ways can you be more flexible without compromising your values?

Jamal Rahman in Sacred Laughter of the Sufis