"A Taoist story tells of an old man who accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls. People asked him how he managed to survive. “I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me. Without thinking, I allowed myself to be shaped by it. Plunging into the swirl, I came out with the swirl. This is how I survived.'”
I saw this depiction on Facebook yesterday with the caption "My life so far".Isn't it true that we put in time and energy to "solidify" our plans? We research, make reservations, link schedules and we often think how could everything not go from point A to B? Life, however, uses a free flowing pen with beautifully colored ink and often prefers loops and squiggles to straight lines.
The word below is written in Sanskrit. Unless we can read Sanskrit, it looks like a bunch of lines and loops that we don't get. But if we put in the time to learn Sanskrit, these lines suddenly profess their deep meaning to us in the word "Namaste" (the light in me bows to the light in you).
The squiggles that Life puts in your path have meaning.