Flowing, flexible and soft.
a still pond invites
insect landings; water
responds with ripples
(My responses to life can be gentle or fierce)
power lurks—ALIVE—just beneath the surface
(Am I in tune with the power within me?)
still waters contrast with
powerful flash floods
(I am both powerful and serene.)
wide open oceans, mysterious still
powerful beyond measure
(I, too, am mystery. I am still discovering the entirety of who I am and who I am becoming.)
water’s classic both/and-ness:
the immensity of floods that bring mayhem and destruction
the tiny drip, drip, drip of water over eons making mountains into valleys
both are true; both are water
(I can take down barriers that are not life-giving; In my own drip-drip fashion, I can steadily make progress with habits or ways of being that take time to change.)
Able to accept
water always finds a way
(I am learning that I can find a way through, around, beneath, over or under the problems that come my way.)
yet still led
by the pull of
(There is a true-north in me that is balanced with the change that is required by Life. A work of a lifetime, I commit to staying in the work for my own well being.)
It is enough.
The author, Victoria Erickson, invites us to “Be water.”
Perhaps we are . . .
Flowing flexible and soft.
Subtly powerful and open.
Wild and serene.
Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides.
It is enough.