Monday, February 18, 2013

Thriving in the River of Life

     There's a marked difference between someone who enjoys the water, and is a competent swimmer - versus - someone who hates being in water and can't swim. The former is "one with" water - is literally "going with the flow," while the latter is fighting what they perceive to be a dangerous environment in order to preserve themselves. Fearful, inward-, self-directed tightness, withdrawing from the environment - versus - open-hearted, loving embrace of the environment, self being a minor consideration.
     We have no choice about being in the river of life. Our only choice is our attitude. This is entirely under our direction, and attitude strikingly affects perception and quality of life.

Photo: Steve McCurry

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