Becoming Like Water

We can drive our fate
into the wall of the world
or find our way
like water through rock.
Beyond the wall
a spread of forest
and rushing wind,
the sound of rivers
and clatter of bird wing.
Soften like water,
follow the stone path,
a sheer fall of open air
and the freedom of light.





15 Responses to “Becoming Like Water”

  1. John Gray says:

    Your simple, timeless metaphor turned my heart liquid!

  2. Pichay says:

    Ah-h-h…perspective. As the Moody Blues sang, it is “A Question of Balance.” Every night before I enter the dream land, I instruct my fists to open, and my heart and mind to say, “Thank you….”

  3. David Banner says:

    Don…..force doesn’t do it.

    Flowing gratitude and surrender does it.

    Great poem (as usual).

  4. Teresa says:

    I needed this today, a reminder of the power and beauty of fluidity. Thank you Don, exquisite as always.

  5. Robin Bryant says:

    In softness I return to my roots of freedom, and clarity of truth. I love the journeys you take us on, often into the wonder and brilliance of nature. Like water through rock .. I discover new perspectives and new dances in the light. I love it all. Thank You Don.

  6. tom wilson says:

    Lovely, Don-

    The Watercourse Way. It will come to us. It is us.

  7. Tom Figel says:

    Don, I notice the fine poem provoked thoughtful comments today – well, till now, at least.

  8. Paul Blythe says:

    I wrote recently about finding our way through the rock by honoring the creative process. It seems we were on the same wavelength, starting with water and finding air, earth and fire as your poem suggests.

  9. Deborah says:

    Thank you for your beautiful words. They calm my being and give me rest from my imagined fight with “the world”.

  10. bill dare says:

    The Earth, the wind, the fire, the water… Return, return return, return.

  11. Ron Laws says:

    Touching the day in such wonder, thank you Don

  12. Maria Jimenez Frid says:

    The rush of water, soft or thunderous always finds its way….. water, such apt metaphor for our lives. Love it, Don!

  13. Bill Crosman says:

    Read this poem to 4 friends at an Attunement gathering in Riverside CA
    last night. Their comments showed how relevant your words are to
    this softening process. Many thanks.

  14. Sarah Hanson says:

    Don, It’s true, we can ‘find our way’, ‘soften like water’, experience ‘freedom’. This is exquisite. This is happening. Thank you, and love to you my friend………

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