Sway Like a Palm so You Don’t Break Like an Oak

I had something happen unexpectedly the other day and I shared the incident with a friend. They asked, “Did that bother you?” My reply “No, I’m so deeply rooted where I am that nothing anyone does or anything that happens is going to sway me off my path.”

I continued saying…It’s taken a long time but I am in a place where I let nothing interfere with my mission. I’m busy, I’m busy writing a book, a blog, reading, listening to motivational speakers. I’m busy working and filling out paperwork for my scholarship. I’m busy planning a trip and working on my personal project. I am not looking in my rearview mirror at something that happened yesterday. Yesterday does not exist and it’s only a memory.

But I must remember while on my path that if toxic folks find a crack in me, the crack that exposes my light, they will stay up all night trying to figure out how to put out the light. Put it out like a candle in the wind. I don’t let them that close. Remember nobody is ever betrayed by an enemy. It’s the tribe member, it’s the disciples, it’s family.

I’m staying on my path and I will not allow any distractions from my purpose. I am deeply rooted so when the wind blows, I sway like a Palm so I don’t break like an Oak. And just like the Palm and Oak, they are not competing and neither am I.

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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