I wrote this in 2016 and it helps me feel more grounded when everything feels like too much.
I can’t move a river
I can’t stand in the center of a river and move it.
I can swim against the current and push really hard and get somewhere slowly.
I can cross the river.
I can stand in the center of it and feel it move around me.
I can let go and let it carry me. This way I’ll move the farthest and the fastest, but I can’t control where it will take me.
I can only make my decision in regard to what the river is, not what I want it to be.