It helps me, as I move along this winding, sometimes bumpy, but always adventurous life, to try to be more like water – flowing, adapting, trusting.
Flow like water
I love living an unfolding life. I simply see what shows up and shape things as they come. I can change course. I can go faster. I can rest in a pool for a while. Like water, I adapt to whatever shows up.
Seek balance like water
Water has the awesome ability to adapt to any shape. It easily changes with the situation. It can go rushing down a mountainside or find stillness in a gently flowing stream. Water adapts. It accepts.
We can learn to flow though life. When I have to move rapidly, I do. I work to stay balanced during my day. I try to maintain a steady flow, whatever the speed. I keep the balance between my physical-plane activities and the harmony of my inner self. Balance keeps me flowing.
Be nourishing like water
The image of water is often used to describe Tao, that indescribable, whatever-it-is that is, that “All-That-Is”. Water is nourishing – in so many ways. It nourishes us. It nourishes the planet. I’m comforted to know that I’m surrounded by the care of nourishing water.
When I allow the flow of life to move through me, letting it fill me, and nurture me, all is well in my world.
Be still like water
Even when water rushes down a hillside, it eventually finds a place of stillness. Once there, it simply savors the stillness. It rests in stillness. It lives in stillness.
I mindfully choose moments of stillness. Whether it’s seeking a deeper stillness in meditation or simply a thoughtful pause to look out my window. When I consciously acknowledge the moment of stillness, it nourishes me. Be aware of the moments when you are still – and serene.
Water is powerful
Water wears down hillsides. Water smooths rocks. It does that by being consistent, by steadily flowing forward. Its nature is constant. It flows. Flowing though life is a powerful way to be.
Water is unafraid
Water knows it can adapt. Water knows it can flow into any situation. Water knows it can flow out of any situation. When we trust our “water-ness” we become fluid and adaptable. We are determined, yet we are flexible. We are resilient.
Water is flowing.
Every drop is both fluid and flexible.
Water never fears being divided, because it knows it will flow back together in time. It is eternal.
Water is powerful, its nature is constant. It is true to itself at any extreme.
Let your life flow like water, bringing you balance and flexibility.
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