Imagine a lake, undisturbed.. still. Now throw a rock or even a pebble into it. You can envision the lake now having waves that span out of the area impacted to an extended area. The motion can make it pretty difficult to see what’s going on beneath the surface of the water. And should the movement come from the ground of the water, it can make it murky or muddy it, leaving it all too unclear.
Just like life and our view of the world around us..
Move, But Be Still
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you” – Deepak Chopra
What if I told you that lake is not only your perception of life and the world around us? It is in fact all of our shared perceptions. The water is still the same water it just now has waves or temporary sediments, much like the world is still the same world it was before all of the change it underwent. When the waves stop and the dirt or mud settles, it’ll still be the very same water.
Quell the waters inside first to settle the water outside.
“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” – Marvin Gaye
Much like we’re often told that happiness comes from within, so does peace. You are that water, you are that lake and so is everyone. Regardless of what any of us may be facing. It can be looked at as a responsibility to ourselves to find that peace.
Going back to the water and lake examply, the more the movement and ripples, the less the clarity. When things in our lives are going haywire, bad tension in the atmosphere, or for lack of a better example the day just flat out sucks our vision and outlook on things tend to be that lake. Chaotic and murky. But just like that lake, things may not be what they seem.
What should be a clear and accurate picture of what exactly is going on, instead could be a distorted perception of the reality we actually have. Affecting the relationship we have with ourselves. Especially the interactions and relationships we have with one another. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Make the needed decisions, not lessening the immediate ones but allow things to calm when possible before formulating a permanent opinion. Due to constant changing stories and landscapes not every situation is the same. The most important tool when not needing to act fast is patience, not every event requires action. Sometimes it needs no movement if not just for a moment, to see what’s actually going on in the water of life.
The Common Einstein (You, Us, and Everyone Else)
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