The Wisdom of Water

Posted By : AdamWilliss
Date: Jun 10, 2012

The wisdom of water should never be underestimated. Water flows effortlessly yet it is full of energy. It simply harmonizes itself with the laws of nature. It surrenders to the flow, becoming one with it. It doesn't force itself, it just flows without much effort. If an obstacle is in its path, water flows around it. If a big obstacle is in front of it; water finds even the smallest crevice. There's nothing we can do to make it stop. Yet it needs no serious effort.

Why? Because for water, the laws of the universe are its ally. It doesn't fight, it flows effortlessly achieving its mission.

If we learn to "be like water", we can learn to harmonize with the laws of nature. This is how we can achieve our goal without being stoppable.

In order to surrender, we have to let go of our ego. We let the laws of nature guides our every step. When you surrender yourself to this, the universe becomes your ally. And nothing will be able to stop your dreams. Listening to these laws of nature, we can learn when to make a move, where to go, where to make a turn, and when to be patient. To do that, you need to listen in order to be aware of what these laws are telling us. Just like how water surrender itself, to keep flowing.

The more you resist, the more energy works against you. So why keep fighting? Why insist on swimming upstream when you can flow with the nature and use it's force to your advantage. Become one with the flow and the laws of physics become your ally.

Here are a few useful quotes about water...

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves." -Bruce Lee

"Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."-Bruce Lee

“Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.” -Lao Tzu

"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong." -Lao Tzu