Posted By Elaine / 11th April 2012
Going with the Flow is Easy
A few years ago our family had the pleasure of staying near a lovely river. We spent most of the weekend on the river, paddling in and out of shallow bogs, through fast and slow currents and then to an island for a picnic.
I was sharing a canoe with my daughter and son and we noticed when we were going against the current we had to work so hard…and then when we were ALLOWing the current to pull us along it was so easy.
This was when we lifted our paddles up high…celebrating the ease of this part of the journey.
When I feel like I am paddling upstream in Niagara Falls I always think back to that weekend and wonder if Life has to be that hard..ever!
What if I just let go, and ALLOWed, letting what is supposed to happen to happen when it is the right time, not when I think it needs to happen.
As I was preparing the post for today this poem appeared…from back in 2010.
Did I write this? Did someone else write it for me? Did I copy it from somewhere?
I am not sure but if you did or know, please let me know.
It feels so appropriate today to share this poem, bringing up wonderful memories, our magical river vacation feels like it was yesterday.
Lift Your Paddle
LIFE IS A JOURNEY
LIKE A WINDING RIVER
THE CURRENT CAN BE STRONG….AND THE JOURNEY HARD
WHEN YOU ‘LIFT YOUR PADDLE’
YOU ARE GUIDED BY THE LOVING FORCE OF YOUR FAITH
WHEN YOU TRUST IT…YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING
SO…’LIFT YOUR PADDLE’ AND ENJOY THE RIDE