Strong Foundations

When we awaken and nurture the strong foundations of truth and authenticity within, we move freely with the winds of change. K Lang

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A Taoist story tells of an old man who accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls.

When they asked him how he managed to survive he said, “I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me. Without thinking, I allowed myself to be shaped by it. Plunging into the swirl, I came out with the swirl. This is how I survived.”

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When I try to manipulate or control my outer circumstances, I become resistant to the flow of learning and growth. And so, I learned to awaken a strong foundation of trust, courage, and support within and this allowed me to be shaped and guided by the flow of life without fear.

23 thoughts on “Strong Foundations

  1. Ah, yes. This one took me a while to learn. And going with the flow still sometimes feels like just giving up to me (remnants of my upbringing). But I’m coming to realize it’s about joy in the moments and saving precious energy for what is worth it. Thank you for more wise thoughts, Karen!

    1. You make a good point about how surrendering and flowing with life can feel like β€˜giving up’ or β€˜not doing enough.’ I felt like this for many years too. And I found a
      balance by creating strong foundations of trust and knowing myself deeply.

      There is joy in allowing life to move through us in its own time. Thanks Kristine. πŸ₯°

    1. Thank you Yvonne. πŸ₯°
      Be kind to yourself as you work through all your fears and feelings. As I know you are. And Trust you are surrounded by angels and guides who love you deeply. πŸ’•πŸ§‘

  2. The wisdom of the Dao is always inspiring, and so is your quote πŸ™‚
    When we are comfortable with who we are, when we are our authentic self, “we move freely with the winds of change” and your quote matches the wisdom of this story. Wishing you a great weekend, Karen ~ take care.

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