But if you're rigid in your thinking, and you're sure you have nothing that needs changing then you will snap and break when those winds hit you.
When your mind is open, and you enjoy how much pleasure you gain from learning, you will benefit from how your life improves in ways you couldn't have imagined before as you change and grow.
Being flexible means you go with the flow. Being set in your ways, or being stubborn as I was, means you collect a lot of bruises as you hit every obstacle in your way, and you make life much harder for yourself.
Do you find yourself always agreeing with those you mix with regularly, or do you feel able to voice a different opinion?
It's easier to conform, and stay within the confines of a safe box, but if you're true to yourself, you have to feel free to express what you really think and feel.
It is challenging to face what you're used to and contemplate change, but once you do - your creativity will be unleashed, and you will discover parts of yourself that you had previously suppressed.
It's okay not to get things right when you try them for the first time - keep on trying new things anyway. You will begin to love the excitement of living in a state of unlimited possibilities, especially when you find the more fluid you are - the more you're steered in the direction that brings you the most rewards.
Are you happy where you are right now? Consider how your thoughts remain fixed in order to keep you safe, but liberating your imagination to be all that you can be ensures a lifetime of happiness.
"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong." ~ Lao-Tzu
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be." ~ Patanjali