Monday, June 21, 2010

The power of water

Over the past couple of weeks I've experienced many amazing things. I allowed each moment to be the only moment, regardless of what was going on. I was able to deeply feel things in myself that I had lost my connection to. One of the things that impressed me the most is water. We can learn a great deal from water, water always finds a way. The path that water takes may not be the path we expect but water always takes the path of least resistance. Water has patience beyond anything we can imagine (just take a look at the Grand Canyon) & it has a deep power that should be respected.

Heidi & I hiked out to Abrams Falls (The above picture) overall it was an easy hike. The path was much more rocky then I remembered but it was still only 2.5 miles each way. We hiked up & down several mountains to get to this special place & if it wasn't for the 90+ degree heat & the 90%+ humidity it would have been a really easy hike (although the national park calls it strenuous). Once we made it to the falls we sat & admired this beautiful place. We had started early so it hadn't gotten crowed yet & we were able to sit & listen to the power of the water.

In the moments we had at this beautiful place I reflected on how important water is to my life & as I stated above, how much each of us can learn from water. I realized that many of my favorite pictures that I have taken over the years were pictures that included water. Water is needed to sustain life & fresh water may become as precious as gold in the future if we don't take care of it now. Water can wear away the strongest rock yet it flows right through our hands.

Water is a true mystery it can be present as a solid, liquid or a gas (water vapor) & in each of these states it can effect the environment around it. The same is true for each of us. We have the power to effect our own environment & our thoughts & actions can change things without us even realizing it. Take time to appreciate the things around you. Take time to learn from water.

Till tomorrow,


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Quote of the day: "We can learn so much from water, take time to appreciate the power of water in your life!"

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Susan Deborah said...

Water is an element which always holds me and forces me to fully surrender to its life-force. This post seemed to reflect my thoughts.

Thanks Bill for sharing this with us.

Joy always,

YogaSavy said...

Am new to you blog and found you through Healing Morning.
Love the feel of water and how it just seems to wash away the unwanted within.

Timberwolf123 said...

Susan, I'm happy I was able to express some of the things you feel about water. I appreciate your comment & look forward to hearing more in the future.




Welcome, Dawn is an amazing lady & I thank you for coming over here. I try to show people the way to a more joyful life through the things I've learned in my own life. I appreciate your comment & hope to see you back often.



Sally Lee by the Sea said...

I really "Dugg" your post, but seriously...sounds like you & H had a wondrous time. It's funny that I moved next to the ocean, yet until about two years ago I never really paid attention to how water was so important in my life. Like you, my favorite photos & paintings have always been of water. My happiest memories are at the ocean and various lakes. Water really is an awesome thing that most take for granted. It is one of the most powerful things on earth (if not the most) yet it seems so soft & delicate as it flows down streams, ponds or through our hands.

I love your analogy of how water always finds a way...that's going to stick with me!


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Sue Wang said...

Hi Bill,

Saw you this posting today. I love water and love your appreciation of it. Water is giver of life, muscle flexibility, good blood pressure... The more I pay attention to the body and the physical world, the more I realized we so need this element in life. Colorado is now lush with green instead of brown in the beginning of summer. Very magical. I also put out wish for clean and safe access of water for everyone, including the waterfalls. Much love, Sue