Taking a bucket to the river of life


If life is a river, then it is more than than just water. It is not a lake, a pond or a pool. It is running water. It must change.

“If you try to capture running water in a bucket, it is clear that you do not understand it and that you will always be disappointed, for in the bucket the water does not run. To “have” running water you must let go of it and let it run. The same is true of life…”

(Excerpt From: Alan Watts. “Wisdom of Insecurity.” )

The river must flow, time will not stop and we all age. We are caught in the stream of life, carried along. We can try to carry off buckets of water but it will become stagnant unless it is poured out and rejoins the flow of life.

The river must run. And one day it must reach the sea.

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