The calming blue of the river water tumbles over rocks, into a chasm of turmoil, and then returns to calm as it makes its way to the sea.
Over time the water carves river beds and smooths rocks.
September is the month of change: brisk breezes, green leaves begin to turn, school commences. The summer sun diminishes and, every so often, we see (brief) snow flurries here in Michigan.
Take a poll of your co-workers and friends, and many will say their favorite season is autumn – a time of change. Yet how many are resistant to change?
Advice tells us to “go with the flow,” but what does that really mean? What does it look like in real life?
To discover the secret, watch a river flowing gently over rocks, or over a great waterfall.
Can you imagine the water in a river complaining about the weather, news, family member, friend, or restaurant?
Yet our lives are comprised of significant amounts of chatter.
The water, on the other hand, pays no mind to the past nor worries about the future, and tumbles gleefully over the brink of change.
I’m not advocating that you do not prepare for the future. In fact, when I’m getting ready for travel, I routinely look at maps, read reviews, and do anything and everything to learn about the destination.
But when I embark on the journey, I bring the little I need, and let the rest go as it may.
I am as prepared as I’ll ever be, and that is enough.
This month, know that you are enough of everything you need for anything that may come your way.
Like the river water, tumble over the rocks of change with glee and be transformed.