Dancing with aggression

To swim in turbulent ocean waters, the swimmer needs to be relaxed. The more turbulent the waters, the more relaxed the swimmer needs to be.

To outlast a storm, the stem of a plant needs to be nimble. The fiercer a storm rages, the more nimble the stem must be.

A Judo fighter softens when an opponent pushes in hard at them. They move into empty space and use their opponent’s momentum against them.

In a game of chess, an opponent playing aggressive and hasty moves is likely to blunder soon. You just ought to wait and watch for the weaknesses they leave behind.

When we are met with aggression, our automatic response is to tense up and confront it. Instead, we can train ourselves to relax, dance with the aggression and harness it.

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