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Lark_Truth wrote:I don't know if any of you remember my "Powers of Humanity" thread, but one of the twenty-eight motivational characteristics that I listed, the very last one I believe, was Yielding.
Yielding has been a power that I have had a hard time understanding, and I would like some help to better know what it is.
Here is what I do know:
- It is a very hard thing to "let go." Especially for those emotionally attached, so it is a very difficult power to wield. So it takes strength to yield when you are emotionally attached.
- A metaphor: Water yields to the flow of the land by twisting and turning along the course of the river. But in doing so, it slowly erodes the land. Water can erode the hardest of rocks just by flowing around them.
- Another metaphor: a rigid oak can be uprooted in a strong wind, yet the willow will bend to the wind and still be standing.
- Sometimes yielding is an advantage.
- Sometimes you get more out of yielding than out of fighting.
- Yielding can be a weakness. If you yield to sin and temptation ... bad stuff. So it takes a delicate knowledge to know how to yield.
- Yielding is not a spectacular power. It is very difficult to master.
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