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Episode 7 CODE PHRASE: "The wind does not break a tree that can bend."

It's an old Suk**a proverb: "The wind does not break a tree that can bend."  
What do you think this code phrase means to the EVOKE network?

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When you become defensive, blame others, and do not accept and surrender to the moment, your life meets resistance. Any time you encounter resistance, recognize that if you force the situation, the resistance will only increase. You don't want to stand rigid like a tall oak that cracks and collapses in the storm. Instead, you want to be flexible, like a reed that bends with the storm and survives.

Completely desist from defending your point of view. When you have no point to defend, you do not allow the birth of an argument. If you do this consistently -- if you stop fighting and resisting -- you will fully experience the present, which is a gift. Someone once told me, "The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called 'the present'."

Deepak Chopra
Be resilient, if there is something that needs to be done keep working on it until you see it through. No matter how many trial lie ahead.
if a person is flexible enough, he can change his self according to the situation thus avoiding any harms/crisis.
"Adapt to survive"
Be open new ideas and innovations because change is the only constant thing known to man besides God's love
It means that when we, the wind, blow, we'll leave the bendy trees (those who adapt) alone, and those who cling to the old ways, we will break like so much kindling.
Hold onto your roots, though the path leading between them and the fruits of your labors may sway, bend, and grow in response to the passing storms....
yep that it

Dan Murgoci said:
"Adapt to survive"
Yes that sums it up nicely!

steve ward said:
yep that it

Dan Murgoci said:
"Adapt to survive"
Rigidity is dangerous.
I have seen wind break a tree that bends while leaving others that do not bend untouched.. After every windstorm there are broken branches scattered everywhere. I think, unlike a tree we have a choice to either bend or break, or duck behind a windscreen.

Strengths are weaknesses and weaknesses are strengths depending on the situation.

I agree adaptation is necessary at times, but it should not be made a rule that becomes as rigid as a tree in the storm.

I believe this means to Evoke that over time a small wind can make a big change.
While I agree with the observations regarding flexibility, resilence, adaptable, etc., there is a fact that everyone has missed. The tree that is highly flexible must also be rooted deeply or in a forest where the root systems intertwine and provide additional strenght. A high rise building that moves up to 9 meters at the top requires a very strong foundation. A person who can bend with the circ***tances must have core values and mindsets that are deeply rooted.,

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