“Nothing in the world is softer and weaker than water. But for attacking the hard, the unyielding, nothing can surpass it. There is nothing like it.”
Tao Te Ching Verse 78
I love the lesson here!
When we let go of resistance, allowing the opportunities of life to direct our thoughts solely into actions of kindness and non-judgement, when we persist by using only unconditional patience – with others and with ourselves…
Then we have the most strength, the strongest effect.
The “personality” of water encourages us to live a paradoxical life by allowing Love to do its slow but irresistible work…by being soft, not hard; flexible, not rigid.
It asks of us nothing more than to be the open channel through which it may flow…
Without our opinions
Without our agendas
Without our “good intentions”
Or any sense of entitlement.
What would our world be like if we would choose…
Just for today
Just for this hour
Okay…only enough time for one or two breaths?
Then just for this Pause moment…
To emulate just one of the many astonishing qualities of water…?
We would each be raining love everywhere we went!
How could you be
Just like me
I am grateful in this moment for this particular quote “raining” here in my day , sending me down this beautiful path of thought and action…
And the opportunity to shower my readers with my “rain”.