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.”



5 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Only way to go!!


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


  3. Yes I agree totally with these words of Reality and one has to go with the flow otherwise he or she is doomed. Awesome story, Amira.


    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! Yes we need to learn “non-resistance” in life because there is always a higher reason why things may not happen the way “we want”…

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      1. Yes absolutely agree for sure and we need to also learn from these lessons that are so beautiful. Welcome dear Amira.

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