Rigidity looks strong, sounds tough and isolates well.
The cracking is horrifying though.
All that effort and energy to “be strong” (really, rigidity) when it shatters instantly in moments of change and uncertainty. Heartbreaking.
I see “strong people” dealing with this devastation all the time, like a tornado rips through their hearts every time.
Rigidity operates from my old false assumptions that things and people can somehow stay the same. And that sameness is safeness. Oh the control issues!
The waves of pain were constant.
I am a big fan of Bruce Lee. His philosophy speaks so powerfully to me.
My favourite Lee inspired premise to coach from is that resilience is strength, flexibility and responsiveness combined are the magic formula.