I probably overthink some things including the concept of “thinking outside the box” and “getting outside of the comfort zone.” We need structure in our lives or it becomes chaos. We trust the familiar, sometimes too much. Moving from the equilibrium and stability of what we are each comfortable with causes us to begin to feel out of control.
I love waterfalls and fast water. They remind me, just over the horizon, things will not be easy to plan for. There will be things I cannot see around the bend, hidden in below the chaotic, turbulent waters, and it is continuously changing. We have white water rafted and going down a mountain fed stream in the morning is different than later in the day. Early in the morning, the waters tend to be lower and, as the day heats up, more water flows, covering rocks that were easily seen earlier.
Awakening each morning,
Smiling into the day,
Soaking in moment.
Letting calm find me,
I do not recall where we got this picture. I think it was in British Columbia towards the headwaters of the Fraser River. We have not rafted in this kind of river and I doubt you could. To handle the chaos, one would have to portage and detour around the rapids. Part of the skill of navigating is to have the wisdom to realize what is impassable.
For me, getting to a point where I can view certain waterfalls is impossible. I have a significant fear of heights and it limits where I can go. In Waterton Lakes National Parks, we did a lot of hiking. I was able to access most of the paths, but this was one I had to stop. I could see the top of the falls and Kathy was my eyes, taking pictures. She got to the platform overlooking the falls, which are called bridal falls as they are often veiled with mist.
Lifting veil from other’s eyes,
Even mist is gone.
Beautiful…I feel refreshed! C
Thank you Cheryl.
Waterfalls have a special beauty in my eyes. I love the rush of the water. Our lives are often like waterfalls as they suddenly plunge into an unknown place that we hadn’t really intended on going. But after the fall, within a short time, the waters are smooth again. We must be patient.
That is so true Bev. The rush of water carves out a space for the calmness to happen. In our lives, we have to look for those calm spaces to escape the chaos.
Good post .
Thank you Dariush.
Yes, this is life. Bouncing along, growing larger, smooth sailing, turbulence. Free falling too. And then more calmness.
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WHAT A RUSH! 😀
What a feeling. We have them in reverse order, but this was the lines of a Canadian blues-rock band, Crowbar. I saw them live a couple of times and have the vinyl album this sone was on.
😀 Don’t know them but point taken!
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