To be or not to be like Water
The more I want to be like water, the more I analyze its character as well as the adversities it hides in itself. So far I was focussing on the exceptionalities. The calmness, the resilience and the adaptiveness. I have been envisioning to imbibe all of these for a while now. These are pecularities you need, to survive on without being afflicted or hurt. Yet, it is hard to be so flowy and accommodating, you will always be hit by hurdles.
Somethings will always try to stop you. Yet when you choose to flow, you shall. When you flow, you put all yourself in. Then there is no baggage behind. You believe to gather yourself and go along all the time. But when you decide a life like that, in real world scenario, you shall only abide by yourself and be prepared to be dispossessed by most people to meet new ones and keep flowing. You shall hurt them and hurt yourself in this process. There will be attachments and heart breaks.
Just as you touch water, you feel cool, you feel fresh, you quench your thirst. You spend some quality time of tranquillity. Then you move on to another calling. You never look back. Water stays. Water does flow but it doesnt change. It gets angry sometimes as floods, it bursts as rains, it smiles as a spring, in all it remains.
So when you choose to be water, you have to remain. People will come and go. They will move on to another friend, another partner, another task, you shall remain. They may forget you as they proceed in their journey. They may be hurt so they may shrug you off. But you shall remain.
If you have the heart to contain such pain and live with it, be like water. If you have that patience so as to flow with a lot of dump inside, without regretting, without complaining, you can be like water. If you still persist, even after getting soiled and spoiled, and still rise above yourself, be like water. If you have the courage to let go of those clamps that bind you to love, affection and warmth, you can be water. If you can continue to burn inside with all this loss and yet decide to flow, be like water.
It may take me my life to finesse this art, I would still want to be like water.