Go With the Flow, and Bring a Paddle

As we learn in the Zen philosophy, when you learn to “let go” of problems instead of resisting with all your might, your life will begin to flow. – Richard Carlson

Does a drop of water struggle to get to the ocean, or stay in a particular spot in a stream?

Of course not.

Water goes with the flow.

It’s not a perfect analogy, because you can influence, and even control, your flow sometimes.

But resisting the flow of your life is the surest path to suffering and misery.

Better to be see yourself as on a canoe, on a reasonably swift river, with a paddle.

Use that paddle to guide yourself along.

Certainly don’t attempt to stay in place.

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