Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world. — Brenda Peterson
At times we drift along, unaware of where we’ve been or where we’re going. We sort of just go along for the ride. We can sink, or become stagnant, and we often hang on for the sake of it with no intentions in mind. Sometimes, we just need to absorb our surroundings before we can move on. Other times, something significant happens in our lives or in the lives of those we love and suddenly we not only float but start to swim.
We get comfortable in life and don’t want to venture on. Variations can upset our confidence. We don’t want challenges and are not agreeable to change. Sometimes life dictates otherwise, and we must filter our way through the best course putting in action all life lessons from our past.
Life flows like a mighty river. We’re not always aware of every rock and it’s purpose within our path. We possibly know what we want, where we’re headed, and even we think we know exactly how to get there. Sometimes, one rock or limb of debris can alter our course. We must let nature take over and trust that all will be well in the end.
We all approach the same vast deep ocean. Some fight against the flow. Some float while others tread water. The more experienced swim with the current. Eventually we learn to relax and accept the situation. Sometimes, faith and hope are all we have.
Thousands have lived without love, but not one has lived without water. — W.H. Auden