All around us the world flows. It flows in streams and rivers and lakes and oceans. It also flows in the depths of our being, between cells, between the river which connects our heart with our hands and feet.
Life flows…but do we flow with it?
Or do we get caught in eddies and log-jams and flotsam?
Are we stuck, swirling ’round and ’round and ’round in stagnant pools?
And how do we allow ourselves to move more freely, becoming One with the water, flowing to the Mother Sea?
Our thoughts and beliefs–our stuck thoughts and beliefs–can be impediments which keep us trapped. We’re so often insisting that life be the way we think it should be. Or fussing because it’s not the way we want it to be. We’re teeming. We’re roiling. We’re circling and circling and circling, never going anywhere, trying to figure it all out.
Let’s just let it go.
Can we? Simply open our minds and see the traps we’ve created.
Find a way to discover the trap-door which leads to freedom.
And continue to flow down the river, the bubbles all around us, the sun shining bright in a blue sky, the water closer to us than our skin.
Someone once said, “Be kind. Be very kind to everyone you meet, for everyone carries a burden of some sort.” Everyone swirls trapped in the river, for a moment, a day, a month, a year, a lifetime.
Perhaps our lifetime simply provides space for us to find a way to leave the swirl of our patterns, and to find the Larger River.
Do you see the way out, over there? Have courage. Have courage to try something different, to follow the deepest of our deepest inner voices. Have the courage to move past sticks and brush and excuses and reasons and negativity and currents which never lead us to freedom.
Our river moves now. It flows, heavy with spring run-off. Now is the time. Let go! Surrender to that which is stronger than ourselves.