(Beautiful words from a special friend this Christmas)
I like the idea of becoming like water… free, flowing, unconstricted, living life with ease, flowing around life’s challenges and rushing into life’s adventures.
I read these beautiful words last night in Paulo Coelho’s, Manual of the Warrior of Light –
“The warrior of light sometimes behaves like water, flowing around the obstacles he encounters.
Occasionally resisting might mean being destroyed, and so he adapts to the circumstances. He accepts without complaint that the stones along the path hinder his way across the mountains.
Therein lies the strength of water: it cannot be shattered by a hammer or wounded by a knife. The strongest sword in the world cannot scar its surface.
The waters of a river adapt themselves to whatever route proves possible, but the river never forgets its one objective: the sea. So fragile at its source, it gradually gathers the strength of the other rivers it encounters.
And after a certain point, its power is absolute.”