How to Bend Like Bamboo

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“When we bend and change with resilience we optimise opportunity & health”

Setbacks are designed to move you and redirect you onto your path, see failures as experiences, and draw from the wisdom. Can you see a ‘setback’ in your life from a new perspective today, being more flexible in your mindset about why there is resistance in your life? When we are in sync with our mind, body, and intuition, we can listen more to signs and move toward the direction we are being called to go in. Many of us sit in situations that we don’t want to be in, and it becomes familiar to be unhappy or even unwell. Make the unfamiliar familiar and learn to get out of your comfort zone daily and this will translate to the bigger things in your life.

To Bend Like Bamboo is to lean into uncertainty. When you trust in the flow of life, even when you don’t know what is coming next, you find the courage and even enjoyment in believing all that you desire is coming to you. When you practice being flexible in your mindset, you are more likely to move and think in new innovative directions that will take you to where you want to go.

Soften resistance. Many of us are in the ‘hustle’ and we get used to not feeling good. Connect with your feelings, as they are a true sign of how aligned you are to get exactly what you’re wanting. Can you make it familiar to feel more at ease with the journey of bringing in more wellness, love, money, or success? That inner conflict can lead to pain in the body, inflammation, or disease. When you’re following your ‘gut’ even when it is telling you to move into a new, scary direction, you may find that your health and issues resolve.

Do something that scares you daily. This will rewire your brain to become used to challenging yourself and to find the courage to follow your path. It is also an exciting and fun exercise to do. Make the unfamiliar, familiar. Embody the person who would have what it is that you’re wanting in your speech, inner dialogue, and how you present yourself to the world. Feel it and visualise it like it is already so.


Author: Amanda Campbell; Sports Kinesiologist, Speaker and MS Ambassador

I believe you can change your mind about what can be possible in your mind, body, and life. Flexibility in your mindset impacts everything that matters: your body’s ability to repair, how happy and resilient you are, and how connected you feel. 

How you think and feel is a mirror image of how you will perceive your reality and also what biochemistry you will fire in your body. I’d love to share my story with you and how I came to these conclusions, as well as encourage you to check out my weekly blog.