We can look at a being and see that they are contorted. We may feel pity or we may feel admiration, but what we don’t know, and most likely can’t know, is whether the contortion(s) came from conscious choice or were thrust upon them out of necessity or unwillingly. Sometimes we all must contort ourselves to fit a specific situation, as a tree will twist and turn as it reaches for the light it needs for survival. With us we may need to contort ourselves for only a short period, unless we have also contorted our minds and are frozen in an unnatural position. At this point we can make a choice: to work at regaining our natural position and recover our balanced nature, or continue contorted, unable to observe or react to life in a measured way. If we face an unusual situation or one that is intriguing to us, we may find it fun and exciting to contort ourselves for a limited time; we may even make that particular situation a regular part of our lives. We should be sure to recognize and continue to recognize that although contortion may stimulate us in the short-run, in the long-run it can be detrimental and warp us. Would you find contortion fun and entertaining as a constant?