Don't Push the River
A river flows. That is what it does. It follows its own natural path and ends where all rivers ought to end, in the sea. If I jump in, and push it, it will still do what it will. I may be able to change stones, build a dam, even dump in tons of soil to adjust where I think it OUGHT To go, but like so many have found out, eventually water will win. It will go the way of the flow.
Is your garden continually climbing over the fence and into the neighbor’s yard?
Does your car continue to sputter and whine when you put in the cheaper grade of gas?
In life we tend to forget that our lives are like that too. This isn’t to say do not make goals, or do not try to guide your own life, but simply consider when things feel like a struggle, that perhaps they aren’t ready to happen. Are you pushing your flow too much to see that the natural movement will be exactly in the direction that is best?
Stop and listen to the rhythm. Draw in great gulps of fresh air and smell the direction your life is calling. Look far into the horizon and notice the signals that are guiding your next action.
Don’t push when just allowing is the best choice.