Water is our teacher. Sometimes it's wild, it's breaking its way, it has extreme powers and it can take over in any second. Water has no fear, it can stay still and wait until the time is right to act, knowing its boundaries and knowing that it has no limits. Water is transparent. Sometimes it's liquid, sometimes it takes a form of an ancient iceberg. When in an extreme heat it evaporates. Water is always changing, adapting to the current situation. Water accepts! It never resists the change, but it won't back away when there is need for action. Water can take over if that's what it decides to do. In its non-resisting existence it holds the biggest power.
Water is energy that is visible to us, it's constantly teaching how to live, how to be active, when to be active and when to wait. When we want to learn about power and resistance we should watch the water. It's neutral. It has no good or bad intentions. It's main purpose is to be here and give us life. Resistance begins with an open heart. With closed heart we block our possibilities to grow and to change.
'We need to take action to develop compassion, to create inner peace within ourselves and to share that inner peace with our family and friends. Peace and warm-heartedness can then spread through the community just as ripples radiate out across the water when you drop a peddle into a pond.' - The Dalai Lama -
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