26 February 2015
Doesn’t it feel nice to sometimes be able to sit by a stream or river.. A waterfall or fountain.. And listen to the water flowing.
To hear, and feel, and relax, with nature. 🙂
The water flowing in a river, can represent our flowing, or transitioning, through different periods of our life. Forever changing, and forever flowing.
It can also represent time, and being fully present in each and every moment, as Herman Hesse quotes in the wonderful book ‘Siddhartha’:
“….The river is everywhere at once, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the rapids, in the sea, in the mountains, everywhere at once, and that there is only the present time for it, not the shadow of the past, nor the shadow of the future…”
Flowing water can be relaxing and soothing.. The water of a stream, or garden fountain, bringing a feeling of tranquility, calmness.
Flowing water can be fun.. Swimming or paddling at the beach, feeling the water all around you, moving, splashing, jumping.
Flowing water can be seductive.. You and your lover in the shower, the water flowing down your naked body, cleansing, caressing, invigorating.
We are all on a path that winds like a river, with the water bringing all kinds of things our way. Even though it sometimes brings turbulence, the river of life can bring abundance, joy, and good times.
Feel the flow of life all around you, and enjoy it.. Like the flowing water.