SHORT ZEN STORIES: “Going with the flow”


Going with the Flow

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. People asked him how he managed to survive. “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.”




2 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Only way to go!!


  2. as the Borg said in Star Trek, “resistance is futile”, right?


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